I imagine that the reason that people cling to their hate so stubbornly is because they are afraid that if they let go of the hate, they will have to deal with pain.

James Baldwin (1924-1987) American novelist, playwright, activist
“Me and My House,” Harper’s (1955)

Reprinted in Notes of a Native Son (1955)

Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 1-Aug-10
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