by James Baldwin
Sonny's Blues Quotes
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Drugs and Alcohol Quotes
He had been picked up, the evening before, in a raid on an apartment downtown, for peddling and using heroin. (3)
These boys, now, were living as we'd been living then, they were growing up with a rush and their heads bumped abruptly against the low ceiling of their actual possibilities. (5)
I'm glad Mama and Daddy are dead and can't see what's happened to their son. (50)
The Home Quotes
But houses exactly like the houses of our past yet dominated the landscape, boys exactly like the boys we once had been found themselves smothering in these houses, came down into the streets for l...