Quotations by Amiri Baraka

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Born: Sunday, October 7, 1934
Profession: Poet
Nationality: American


A man is either free or he is not. There cannot be any apprenticeship for freedom.
- Amiri Baraka
(Keywords: Freedom, Man)

A rich man told me recently that a liberal is a man who tells other people what to do with their money.
- Amiri Baraka
(Keywords: Money, People, Liberal, Man)

God has been replaced, as he has all over the West, with respectability and air conditioning.
- Amiri Baraka
(Keywords: God, Respectability)

If the flag of an armed enemy of the U.S. is allowed to fly over government buildings, then it implies that slavery, or at least the threat of slavery, is sanctioned by that government and can still legally exist.
- Amiri Baraka
(Keywords: Government, Enemy, Slavery)

There is other disturbing facts surround the hideous 911 attacks, which my family and I could see from the third floor bathroom window of our homes!
- Amiri Baraka
(Keywords: Family, Facts)

This is said to us, even as this counterfeit president has legalized the Confederate Flag in Mississippi.
- Amiri Baraka
(Keywords: President)

Thought is more important than art. To revere art and have no understanding of the process that forces it into existence, is finally not even to understand what art is.
- Amiri Baraka
(Keywords: Art, Thought, Existence, Understanding)

To name something is to wait for it in the place you think it will pass.
- Amiri Baraka
(Keywords: Name, Will)







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