Paul Laurence Quotes

4 Paul Laurence quotes:

"I simply came to the conclusion that I could write [dialect poetry] as well, if not better, than anybody else I knew of, ... and that by doing so I should gain a hearing. I gained the hearing, and now they don't want me to write anything but dialect."
Author: Laurence Quotes Category: Poetry Quotes
"[In Is Higher Education for the Negro Hopeless? Dunbar responds to an essay in which Charles Dudley Warner, a white writer, contended blacks were better suited for industrial training, not higher learning. Dismissing Warner as] one who speaks without authority, ... I believe I know my own people pretty thoroughly. I know them all classes, the high and the low, and have yet to see any young man or young woman who had the spirit of work in them before, driven from labor by a college education."
Author: Laurence Quotes Category: Education Quotes
"I didn't start as a dialect poet, ... talked again and again about poetry."
Author: Laurence Quotes Category: Poetry Quotes
"But a prayer that he sends from his heart's deep core."
Author: Laurence Quotes Category: Prayer Quotes

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