Imamu Amiri Baraka (b. 1934)
- If you are black, the only roads into the mainland of American life are through subservience, cowardice, and loss of manhood. These are the white man's roads.
- God has been replaced, as he has all over the West, with respectability and air-conditioning.
- Hope is delicate suffering.
- A rich man told me recently that a liberal is a man who tells other people what to do with their money.