Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston


Author Profession: US Dramatist
Born: January 07, 1891
Died: January 28, 1960
Birth Sign: Capricorn


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Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.

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.

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

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

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

Gods always love the people who make em.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gods always behave like the people who make them.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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