Zora Neale Hurston Quotes

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Zora Neale Hurston quotes: When one is too old for love, one finds great comfort in good dinners. When one is too old for love, one finds great comfort in good dinners.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: Taint no law on earth dat kin make a man be decent if it aint in 'im. Taint no law on earth dat kin make a man be decent if it aint in 'im.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow. Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: Put me down easy, Janie, Ah'm a cracked plate. Put me down easy, Janie, Ah'm a cracked plate.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: He's got uh throne in de seat of his pants. He's got uh throne in de seat of his pants.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: It was not death she feared. It was misunderstanding. It was not death she feared. It was misunderstanding.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: The varicolored cloud dust that the sun has stirred up in the sky was settling by slow degrees. The varicolored cloud dust that the sun has stirred up in the sky was settling by slow degrees.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: Everybody is two beings: one lives and flourishes in the daylight and stands guard. The other being walks and howls at night. Everybody is two beings: one lives and flourishes in the daylight and stands guard. The other being walks and howls at night.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: It was the meanest moment of eternity. It was the meanest moment of eternity.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: She must talk to a man who was ten immensities away. She must talk to a man who was ten immensities away.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: You got to go there to know there. You got to go there to know there.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: I have the nerve to walk my own way, however hard, in my search for reality, rather than climb upon the rattling wagon of wishful illusions. I have the nerve to walk my own way, however hard, in my search for reality, rather than climb upon the rattling wagon of wishful illusions.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: But stillness was the sleep of swords. But stillness was the sleep of swords.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: Time makes everything old so the kissing, young darkness became a monstropolous old thing while Janie talked. Time makes everything old so the kissing, young darkness became a monstropolous old thing while Janie talked.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: My head was full of misty fumes of doubt. My head was full of misty fumes of doubt.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: It's no use of talking unless people understand what you say. It's no use of talking unless people understand what you say.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: You have no idea, sir, how difficult it is to be the victim of benevolence. You have no idea, sir, how difficult it is to be the victim of benevolence.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: Affection makes your spirit slither out from its concealing spot. Affection makes your spirit slither out from its concealing spot.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: Someone is always at my elbow reminding me that I am the granddaughter of slaves. It fails to register depression with me. Someone is always at my elbow reminding me that I am the granddaughter of slaves. It fails to register depression with me.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: Janie, Ah hope God may kill me, if Ah'm lyin'. Nobody else on earth kin hold uh candle tuh you, baby. You got de keys to de kingdom. Janie, Ah hope God may kill me, if Ah'm lyin'. Nobody else on earth kin hold uh candle tuh you, baby. You got de keys to de kingdom.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: That was the rock she was battered against. That was the rock she was battered against.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: You got de keys to de kingdom. You got de keys to de kingdom.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: Slogans can be worse than swords if they are only put in the right mouths. Slogans can be worse than swords if they are only put in the right mouths.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: I note that the Africa loves to depict the grace of reptiles. I note that the Africa loves to depict the grace of reptiles.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: She left the porch pelting her back with unasked questions. They hoped the answers were cruel and strange. She left the porch pelting her back with unasked questions. They hoped the answers were cruel and strange.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: 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.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: Unless you see de fur, a mink skin ain't no different from a coon hide. Unless you see de fur, a mink skin ain't no different from a coon hide.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: The icy sword of the square-toed one had cut off his breath and left his hands in a pose of agonizing protest. The icy sword of the square-toed one had cut off his breath and left his hands in a pose of agonizing protest.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: People ugly from ignorance and broken from being poor. People ugly from ignorance and broken from being poor.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: The sun was gone, but he had left his footprints in the sky. It was the time for sitting on porches beside the road. The sun was gone, but he had left his footprints in the sky. It was the time for sitting on porches beside the road.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: And listenin' tuh dat kind uh talk is jus' lak openin' yo' mouth and lettin' de moon shine down yo' throat. And listenin' tuh dat kind uh talk is jus' lak openin' yo' mouth and lettin' de moon shine down yo' throat.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: She was a wind on the ocean. She moved men, but the helm determined the port. She was a wind on the ocean. She moved men, but the helm determined the port.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: He did not represent sun-up and pollen and blooming trees, but he spoke for far horizon. He did not represent sun-up and pollen and blooming trees, but he spoke for far horizon.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: I hold that any religion that satisfies the individual urge is valid for that person. I hold that any religion that satisfies the individual urge is valid for that person.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: It was hard to love a woman that always made you feel so wishful. It was hard to love a woman that always made you feel so wishful.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: When I pitched headforemost into the world I landed in the crib of Negroism. When I pitched headforemost into the world I landed in the crib of Negroism.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: There is nothing to make you like other human beings so much as doing things for them. There is nothing to make you like other human beings so much as doing things for them.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: Gods always behave like the people who make them. Gods always behave like the people who make them.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: Tain't no trouble tuh say whut's already so. Tain't no trouble tuh say whut's already so.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: If you are silent about your pain, they'll kill you and say you enjoyed it. If you are silent about your pain, they'll kill you and say you enjoyed it.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: For what can excuse a man in the eyes of other men for lack of strength? For what can excuse a man in the eyes of other men for lack of strength?
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: She had waited all her life for something, and it had killed her when it found her. She had waited all her life for something, and it had killed her when it found her.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: Gods always love the people who make em. Gods always love the people who make em.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: Mind-pictures brought feelings, and feelings dragged out dramas from the hollows of the heart. Mind-pictures brought feelings, and feelings dragged out dramas from the hollows of the heart.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: Aw, git reconciled!.. You can't git her wid no fish sandwich. Aw, git reconciled!.. You can't git her wid no fish sandwich.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: Perhaps love is a compelling necessity imposed on man by God that has something to do with suffering Perhaps love is a compelling necessity imposed on man by God that has something to do with suffering
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: Jeff Bruce threw in. Speakin' of winds, he's de wind and Jeff Bruce threw in. Speakin' of winds, he's de wind and
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: Sometimes she stuck out into the future, imagining her life different from what is was. Sometimes she stuck out into the future, imagining her life different from what is was.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: Somebody wanted her to play. Somebody thought it natural for her to play. Somebody wanted her to play. Somebody thought it natural for her to play.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: He was a glance from God. He was a glance from God.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: Folklore is the boiled-down juice, or pot-likker, of human living. Folklore is the boiled-down juice, or pot-likker, of human living.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: If you kin see de light at daybreak, you don't keer if you die at dusk. It's so many people never seen de light at all. If you kin see de light at daybreak, you don't keer if you die at dusk. It's so many people never seen de light at all.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: It seems that tears and laughter, love and hate, make up the sum of life! It seems that tears and laughter, love and hate, make up the sum of life!
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: Look lak she been livin' through uh hundred years in January without one day of spring. Look lak she been livin' through uh hundred years in January without one day of spring.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: Grab the broom of anger and drive off the beast of fear. Grab the broom of anger and drive off the beast of fear.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: Well, she thought, that big old dawg with the hatred in his eyes had killed her after all. Well, she thought, that big old dawg with the hatred in his eyes had killed her after all.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: The mediocre have no importance except through appointment. They feel invaded and defeated by the presence of creative folk among them. The mediocre have no importance except through appointment. They feel invaded and defeated by the presence of creative folk among them.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: Want won't kill you half as quick as worry will. Want won't kill you half as quick as worry will.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: I love myself when I am laughing. I love myself when I am laughing.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: Through indiscriminate suffering men know fear, and fear is the most divine emotion. It is the stones for altars and the beginning of wisdom. Through indiscriminate suffering men know fear, and fear is the most divine emotion. It is the stones for altars and the beginning of wisdom.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: These two "speech communities," as it were, are Hurston's great sources of inspiration not only in her novels but also in her autobiography. These two "speech communities," as it were, are Hurston's great sources of inspiration not only in her novels but also in her autobiography.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: Love, I find, is like singing. Everybody can do enough to satisfy themselves, though it may not impress the neighbors as being very much. Love, I find, is like singing. Everybody can do enough to satisfy themselves, though it may not impress the neighbors as being very much.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: It is easy to be hopeful in the day when you can see the things you wish on. It is easy to be hopeful in the day when you can see the things you wish on.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: I would like just a little of her sunshine to soak into my soul. I would like that a lot. I would like just a little of her sunshine to soak into my soul. I would like that a lot.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: 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.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: Tell me, and then again show me, so I can know. Tell me, and then again show me, so I can know.
Zora Neale Hurston quotes: It was funny if you looked at it right quick, but it got pitiful if you thought about it awhile. It was funny if you looked at it right quick, but it got pitiful if you thought about it awhile.