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Quotation by James Baldwin
Europe has what we do not have yet, a sense of the mysterious and inexorable limits of life, a sense, in a word, of tragedy. And we have what they sorely need: a sense of life's possibilities.
James Baldwin (1924–1987), U.S. author. "The Discovery of What It Means to Be an American," Nobody Knows My Name (1961).
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