Zora Neale Hurston - Quotes

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Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.

Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.

Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.

Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.

A thing is mighty big when time and distance cannot shrink it.

A thing is mighty big when time and distance cannot shrink it.

No matter how far a person can go the horizon is still way beyond you. ---->>>

Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It's beyond me. ---->>>

It would be against all nature for all the Negroes to be either at the bottom, top, or in between. We will go where the internal drive carries us like everybody else. It is up to the individual. ---->>>

It seems to me that trying to live without friends is like milking a bear to get cream for your morning coffee. It is a whole lot of trouble, and then not worth much after you get it.

It seems to me that trying to live without friends is like milking a bear to get cream for your morning coffee. It is a whole lot of trouble, and then not worth much after you get it.

Those that don't got it, can't show it. Those that got it, can't hide it. ---->>>

I do not weep at the world I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife. ---->>>

Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to 'jump at the sun.' We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground. ---->>>

If you want that good feeling that comes from doing things for other folks then you have to pay for it in abuse and misunderstanding. ---->>>

Gods always behave like the people who make them. ---->>>

There are years that ask questions and years that answer. ---->>>

The present was an egg laid by the past that had the future inside its shell.

The present was an egg laid by the past that had the future inside its shell.

Love, I find, is like singing. Everybody can do enough to satisfy themselves, though it may not impress the neighbors as being very much. ---->>>

It is one of the blessings of this world that few people see visions and dream dreams.

It is one of the blessings of this world that few people see visions and dream dreams.

Grab the broom of anger and drive off the beast of fear.

Grab the broom of anger and drive off the beast of fear.

I did not just fall in love. I made a parachute jump. ---->>>

Anybody depending on somebody else's gods is depending on a fox not to eat chickens. ---->>>

It's no use of talking unless people understand what you say. ---->>>

Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board. ---->>>

It was a weak spot in any nation to have a large body of disaffected people within its confusion. ---->>>

When a man keeps beating me to the draw mentally, he begins to get glamorous. ---->>>

I have been in Sorrow's kitchen and licked out all the pots. Then I have stood on the peaky mountain wrapped in rainbows, with a harp and sword in my hands. ---->>>

It's a funny thing, the less people have to live for, the less nerve they have to risk losing nothing.

It's a funny thing, the less people have to live for, the less nerve they have to risk losing nothing.

Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow.

Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow.

The Haitian people are gentle and lovable except for their enormous and unconscious cruelty. ---->>>

Nothing that God ever made is the same thing to more than one person. That is natural. ---->>>

It seems that fighting is a game where everybody is the loser. ---->>>

People can be slave-ships in shoes. ---->>>

No man may make another free. ---->>>

Sweat, sweat, sweat! Work and sweat, cry and sweat, pray and sweat! ---->>>

There is something about poverty that smells like death. ---->>>

But for the national welfare, it is urgent to realize that the minorities do think, and think about something other than the race problem. ---->>>

The man who interprets Nature is always held in great honor.

The man who interprets Nature is always held in great honor.

Gods always love the people who make em. ---->>>

When one is too old for love, one finds great comfort in good dinners. ---->>>

It costs you something to do good! ---->>>

I regret all of my books. ---->>>

So the brother in black offers to these United States the source of courage that endures, and laughter.

So the brother in black offers to these United States the source of courage that endures, and laughter.

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: January 7, 1891
Birthplace:
Die: 01-28, 1960
Occupation: Dramatist
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Zora Neale Hurston (January 7, 1891 – January 28, 1960) was an African-American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, and anthropologist known for her contributions to African-American literature, her portrayal of racial struggles in the American South, and works documenting her research on Haitian voodoo (wikipedia)