James Baldwin on the Creative Process and the Artist’s Responsibility to Society – Brain Pickings

“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.”– JAMES BALDWIN

The more you read, the less alone you think you are. The more you read, the less alone you truly are.

What have I been telling myself for years and years and years?

“A society must assume that it is stable, but the artist must know, and he must let us know, that there is nothing stable under heaven.”

Source: James Baldwin on the Creative Process and the Artist’s Responsibility to Society – Brain Pickings

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