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"...films do not keep time, they are laughing at us; they go on, we don't- how many more screenings do we have left?" -Oren Moverman

"If I love you, I have to make you conscious of the things you don’t see."
| James Baldwin

"If I love you, I have to make you conscious of the things you don’t see."

| James Baldwin

(Source: blunthought)

Malcolm [X] was one of the most beautiful and one of the most gentle men I met in all my life. He asked the boy a question which I now present to you: If you are a citizen, why do you have to fight for your civil rights? If you’re fighting for your civil rights, that means you’re not a citizen. In fact, the legality of this country has never had anything to do with its former slaves. We are still governed by the slave codes.

—James Baldwin on Malcolm X, 1979. (via disciplesofmalcolm)

(Source: c-span.org, via disciplesofmalcolm)

"It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have." 
| James Baldwin

"It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have."

| James Baldwin

(Source: blunthought)

Carl Phillips, from “Late in the Long Apprenticeship,” in Silverchest

Carl Phillips, from “Late in the Long Apprenticeship,” in Silverchest

(Source: lineandstanza)

It’s often assumed that a resistance to closure is a post-modern development, but I hope I’m making clear that any successful poem—one that is true to human experience—will resist closure. To be resonant is to resist absolute closure.

Carl Phillips, from the book review “Carl Phillip’s ‘The Art of Daring’ celebrates literature as risk” by David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times (4 August 2014)   (via apoetreflects)

I have a feeling this little lovely could not have arrived at a better time.

I have a feeling this little lovely could not have arrived at a better time.