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Zora Neale Hurston Quotes

Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “All my skinfolk ain’t kinfolk.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “There are years that ask questions and years that answer.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “They seemed to be staring at the dark, but their eyes were watching God.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “I love myself when I am laughing.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose. It is a seeking that he who wishes may know the cosmic secrets of the world and they that dwell therein.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “Love is like the sea. It’s a moving thing, but still and all, it takes its shape from the shore it meets, and it’s different with every shore.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “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 Quote: “I have been in Sorrow’s kitchen and licked out all the pots. Then I have stood on the peaky mountain wrapped in rainbows, with a harp and sword in my hands.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “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.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “Such as I am, I am a precious gift.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “A thing is mighty big when time and distance cannot shrink it.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “She didn’t read books so she didn’t know that she was the world and the heavens boiled down to a drop.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “There is a basin in the mind where words float around on thought and thought on sound and sight. Then there is a depth of thought untouched by words, and deeper still a gulf of formless feelings untouched by thought.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “Distance is the only cure for certain diseases.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “I want a busy life, a just mind, and a timely death.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “She stood there until something fell off the shelf inside her.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “No matter how far a person can go the horizon is still way beyond you.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “Justice, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “Janie looked down on him and felt a self-crushing love. So her soul crawled out from its hiding place.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “Sweat, sweat, sweat! Work and sweat, cry and sweat, pray and sweat!”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “Some people could look at a mud puddle and see an ocean with ships.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “Silence is all the genius a fool has.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “Grab the broom of anger and drive off the beast of fear.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “Night came walking through Egypt swishing her black dress.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “People can be slave-ships in shoes.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “An envious heart makes a treacherous ear.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “She had waited all her life for something, and it had killed her when it found her.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “Here Nanny had taken the biggest thing God ever made, the horizon – for no matter how far a person can go the horizon is still way beyond you – and pinched it in to such a little bit of a thing that she could tie it about her granddaughter’s neck tight enough to choke her.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “I wish I could buy you for what you are really worth and sell you for what you think you’re worth. I sure would make money on the deal.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “Tea Cake, the son of the Evening Sun, had to die for loving her.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “Here was peace. She pulled in her horizon like a great fish-net. Pulled it from around the waist of the world and draped it over her shoulder. So much of life in its meshes! She called in her soul to come and see.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “Her old thoughts were going to come in handy now, but new words would have to be made and said to fit them.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “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 Quote: “She knew now that marriage did not make love. Janie’s first dream was dead, so she became a woman.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “You’se something tuh make uh man forgit to git old and forgit tuh die.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “It’s no use of talking unless people understand what you say.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “Taint no law on earth dat kin make a man be decent if it aint in ’im.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “You heard me. You ain’t blind.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “Gods always behave like the people who make them.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “I made up my mind to keep my feelings to myself since they did not seem to matter to anyone else but me.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “I do not weep at the world I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “The present was an egg laid by the past that had the future inside its shell.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “The sun, the hero of every day, the impersonal old man that beams as brightly on death as on birth, came up every morning.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “Faith hasn’t got no eyes, but she’s long-legged.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “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 Quote: “Perhaps love is a compelling necessity imposed on man by God that has something to do with suffering.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “Slogans can be worse than swords if they are only put in the right mouths.”
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