It comes as a great shock around the age of five, six or seven to discover that the flag to which you have pledged yourallegiance, along with everybodyelse, has not pledged its allegiance to you. It comes as a shock to see Gary Cooper killing off the Indians and, although you are rooting for Gary Cooper, that the Indians are you. James Arthur Baldwin
Speech at Cambridge Union,17 Feb, arguing for the motion that 'The American Dream is at the expense of the American Negro'.
The modern novel has been many things, and functioned at many levels. It would keep D.H. Lawrence poor, and make Jilly Cooper and Jeffrey Archer rich. Malcolm Stanley BradburySearch Quotes Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations Copyright © 2010 by Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. Published by Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
The Modern British Novel, preface.
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