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Langston Hughes Quotes

13 Langston Hughes quotes:

"Humor is laughing at what you haven't got when you ought to have it."
"What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up - like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore - And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over - like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags - like a heavy lead"
Author: Hughes Quotes Category: Dreams Quotes
"We Negro writers, just by being black, have been on the blacklist all our lives. Censorship for us begins at the color line."
"Hold fast to dreams, for when dreams go, life is a barren field, frozen with snow."
"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."
"Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying."
"No woman can be handsome by the force of features alone, any more that she can be witty by only the help of speech."
"Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you."
Author: Hughes Quotes Category: American Poet Quotes Humor Quotes
"America never was America to meAnd yet I swear this oath-America will be!"
Author: Hughes Quotes Category: America Quotes
"Hold fast to your dreams, for without them life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly."
"An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he might choose."
"Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby."

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