Tuesday, December 29, 2015
From Conversations with James Baldwin, edited by Fred L. Stanley and Louis H. Pratt
HAS TO BE
"Art has to be a kind of confession. I don't mean a true confession in the sense of that dreary magazine. The effort it seems to me, is: if you can examine and face your life, you can discover the terms with which you are connected to other lives, and they can discover them, too — the terms with which they are connected to other people."
From 1961 interview with Studs Terkel