Langston Hughes - Quotes

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Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.

Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.

Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.

Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.

Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow.

Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow.

An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he might choose. ---->>>

What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun? Or does it explode?

What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun? Or does it explode?

I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go. ---->>>

When peoples care for you and cry for you, they can straighten out your soul. ---->>>

Humor is laughing at what you haven't got when you ought to have it.

Humor is laughing at what you haven't got when you ought to have it.

We Negro writers, just by being black, have been on the blacklist all our lives. Censorship for us begins at the color line. ---->>>

I swear to the Lord, I still can't see, why Democracy means, everybody but me. ---->>>

It's such a Bore Being always Poor. ---->>>

Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying.

Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying.

I will not take 'but' for an answer. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 02-01, 1902
Birthplace:
Die: 05-22, 1967
Occupation: Poet
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James Mercer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967) was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz poetry. Hughes is best known as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance in New York City (wikipedia)