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Langston Hughes Quotes

Langston Hughes Quote: “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.”
Langston Hughes Quote: “Life is for the living. Death is for the dead. Let life be like music.  And death a note unsaid.”
Langston Hughes Quote: “I’m so tired of waiting, aren’t you, for the world to become good and beautiful and kind?”
Langston Hughes Quote: “Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.”
Langston Hughes Quote: “I stay cool, and dig all jive, That’s the way I stay alive. My motto, as I live and learn, is Dig and be dug In return.”
Langston Hughes Quote: “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 load. Or does it explode?”
Langston Hughes Quote: “I loved my friend He went away from me There’s nothing more to say The poem ends, Soft as it began- I loved my friend.”
Langston Hughes Quote: “What happens to a dream deferred?”
Langston Hughes Quote: “Folks, I’m telling you, birthing is hard and dying is mean- so get yourself a little loving in between.”
Langston Hughes Quote: “Negroes – Sweet and docile, Meek, humble, and kind: Beware the day – They change their mind.”
Langston Hughes Quote: “Let America be America again. Let it be the dream it used to be.”
Langston Hughes Quote: “When a man starts out to build a world, He starts first with himself.”
Langston Hughes Quote: “Let America be America, where equality is in the air we breathe.”
Langston Hughes Quote: “Gather out of star-dust, Earth-dust, Cloud-dust, Storm-dust, And splinters of hail, One handful of dream-dust, Not for sale.”
Langston Hughes Quote: “What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun? Or does it explode?”
Langston Hughes Quote: “Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed – Let it be that great strong land of love Where never kings connive nor tyrants scheme That any man be crushed by one above.”
Langston Hughes Quote: “Good morning, Revolution: You’re the very best friend I ever had. We gonna pal around together from now on.”
Langston Hughes Quote: “I tire so of hearing people say, Let things take their course. Tomorrow is another day. I do not need my freedom when I’m dead. I cannot live on tomorrow’s bread.”
Langston Hughes Quote: “Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.”
Langston Hughes Quote: “Life is a big sea full of many fish. I let down my nets and pulled. I’m still pulling.”
Langston Hughes Quote: “I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.”
Langston Hughes Quote: “Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.”
Langston Hughes Quote: “Peace We passed their graves: The dead men there, Winners or losers, Did not care. In the dark They could not see Who had gained The victory.”
Langston Hughes Quote: “Never look for a worm in the apple of your eye.”
Langston Hughes Quote: “The calm, Cool face of the river, Asked me for a kiss.”
Langston Hughes Quote: “Words Like Freedom There are words like Freedom Sweet and wonderful to say. On my heartstrings freedom sings All day everyday. There are words like Liberty That almost make me cry. If you had known what I know You would know why.”
Langston Hughes Quote: “When you turn the corner And you run into yourself Then you know that you have turned All the corners that are left.”
Langston Hughes Quote: “When peoples care for you and cry for you, they can straighten out your soul.”
Langston Hughes Quote: “Keep your hand on the plow. Hold on.”
Langston Hughes Quote: “Oh, God of Dust and Rainbows, Help us to see That without the dust the rainbow Would not be.”
Langston Hughes Quote: “I am a Negro: Black as the night is black, Black like the depths of my Africa.”
Langston Hughes Quote: “An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he might choose.”
Langston Hughes Quote: “O, let my land be a land where Liberty Is crowned with no false patriotic wreath, But opportunity is real, and life is free, Equality is in the air we breathe.”
Langston Hughes Quote: “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams...”
Langston Hughes Quote: “For my best poems were all written when I felt the worst. When I was happy, I didn’t write anything.”
Langston Hughes Quote: “Well, I like to eat, sleep, drink, and be in love. I like to work, read, learn, and understand life.”
Langston Hughes Quote: “For poems are like rainbows; they escape you quickly.”
Langston Hughes Quote: “I went down to the river, I set down on the bank. I tried to think but couldn’t, So I jumped in and sank.”
Langston Hughes Quote: “Most musicians remain poor. But the music that they make, even if it does not bring them millions, gives millions of people happiness.”
Langston Hughes Quote: “Looks like what drives me crazy Don’t have no effect on you – But I’m gonna keep on at it Till it drives you crazy, too.”
Langston Hughes Quote: “I got the Weary Blues And I can’t be satisfied.”
Langston Hughes Quote: “That Justice is a blind goddess Is a thing to which we black are wise: Her bandage hides two festering sores That once perhaps were eyes.”
Langston Hughes Quote: “I look at my own body With eyes no longer blind- And I see that my own hands can make The world that’s in my mind.”
Langston Hughes Quote: “The rain plays a little sleep song on our roof at night And I love the rain.”
Langston Hughes Quote: “Love is a naked shadow, On a gnarled and naked tree.”
Langston Hughes Quote: “America never was America to me And yet I swear this oath – America will be!”
Langston Hughes Quote: “When poems stop talking about the moon and begin to mention poverty, trade unions, color, color lines and colonies, somebody tells the police.”
Langston Hughes Quote: “There is no color line in death.”
Langston Hughes Quote: “I’ve been scared and battered. My hopes the wind done scattered. Snow has friz me, Sun has baked me, Looks like between ‘em they done Tried to make me Stop laughin’, stop lovin’, stop livin’ – But I don’t care! I’m still here!”
Langston Hughes Quote: “Life is a system of half-truths and lies, Opportunistic, convenient evasion.”
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