The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish.
I remain just one thing, and one thing only–and that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than any politician.
Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977) was an English-born comic actor and filmmaker. His iconic portrayal of “The Tramp” will always remain one of the film industry’s most important characters.
I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.
The place in which I’ll fit will not exist until I make it.
American-born James A. Baldwin (1924-1987) wrote a variety of works in novels, essays, short stories, and plays. He was also an active participant in the civil rights movement during the 1960s.