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Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “Life, inexhaustible, goes on. And we do too. Carrying our wounds and our medicines as we go. Ours is an amazing, a spectacular, journey in the Americas. It is so remarkable one can only be thankful for it, bizarre as that may sound. Perhaps our planet is for learning to appreciate the extraordinary wonder of life that surrounds even our suffering, and to say Yes, if through the thickest of tears.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “My sense of humor will always stand in the way of my seeing myself, my family, my race or my nation as the whole intent of the universe.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “The sun was gone, but he had left his footprints in the sky. It was the time for sitting on porches beside the road.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “Years ago, she had told her girl self to wait for her in the looking glass. It had been a long time since she had remembered. Perhaps she’d better go look. She went over to the dresser and looked hard at her skin and features. The young girl was gone, but a handsome woman had taken her place. She tore off the kerchief from her head and let down her plentiful hair. The weight, the length, the glory was there.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “If you kin see de light at daybreak, you don’t keer if you die at dusk.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “I have a strong suspicion. that much that passes for constant love is a golded- up moment walking in its sleep.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “She sent her face to Joe’s funeral, and herself went rollicking with the springtime across the world.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “It was a weak spot in any nation to have a large body of disaffected people within its confusion.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “She went on in her overalls. She was too busy feeling grief to dress like grief.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “Death had found them watching, trying to see beyond seeing.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “But as de old folk always say, Ah’m born but Ah ain’t dead. No tellin’ whut Ah’m liable tuh do yet.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “The liquor of statecraft is distilled from the mash you got.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “When the people sat around on the porch and passed around the pictures of their thoughts for the others to look at and see, it was nice. The fact that the thought pictures were always crayon enlargements of life made it even nicer to listen to.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “As Hurston herself noted, “Roll your eyes in ecstasy and ape his every move, but until we have placed something upon his street corner that is our own, we are right back where we were when they filed our iron collar off.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “All gods who receive homage are cruel. All gods dispense suffering without reason. Otherwise they would not be worshipped.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “Things packed up and put away in parts of her heart where he could never find them. She was saving up feelings for some man she had never seen. She had an inside and an outside now and suddenly she knew how not to mix them. She.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “She had learned how to talk some and leave some. She was a rut in the road. Plenty of life beneath the surface but it was kept beaten down by the wheels. Sometimes she stuck out into the future, imagining her life different from what it was. But mostly she lived between her hat and her heels, with her emotional disturbances like shade patterns in the woods – come and gone with the sun. She got nothing from Jody except what money could buy, and she was giving away what she didn’t value.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “Now, Pheoby, don’t feel too mean wid de rest of ’em ’cause dey’s parched up from not knowin’ things.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “Maybe he ain’t nothin’, she cautioned herself, but he is something in my mouth. He’s got tuh be else Ah ain’t got nothin’ tuh live for. Ah’ll lie and say he is. If Ah don’t, life won’t be nothin’ but uh store and uh house.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “It’s uh known fact, Pheoby, you got tuh go there tuh know there. Yo’ papa and yo’ mama and nobody else can’t tell yuh and show yuh. Two things everybody’s got tuh do fuh theyselves. They got tuh go tuh God, and they got tuh find out about livin’ fuh theyselves.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “It is one of the blessings of this world that few people see visions and dream dreams.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “Africa has her mouth on Moses.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “He has only heard what I felt.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “De man dat built things oughta boss it. Let colored folks build things too if dey wants to crow over somethin’.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “Things lak dat got uh whole lot tuh do wid convenience, but it ain’t got nothin’ tuh do wid love.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “Ah done growed ten feet higher from jus’ listenin’ tuh you, Janie. Ah ain’t satisfied with mahself no mo’. Ah means tuh make Sam take me fishin’ wid him after this.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “But we see something else: the nobility of a soul that has suffered to the point almost of erasure, and still it struggles to be whole, present, giving. Growing in love, deepening in understanding. Cudjo’s wisdom becomes so apparent, toward the end of his life, that neighbors ask him to speak to them in parables. Which he does. Offering peace.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “An envious heart makes a treacherous ear. They done ‘heard’ bout you just what they hope done happened.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “Friendship is a mysterious and ocean-bottom thing. Who can know the outer ranges of it? Perhaps no human being has ever explored its limits.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “I know that nothing is destructible; things merely change forms.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “Naw, it’s real. Ah couldn’t stand it if he wuz tuh quit me. Don’t know whut Ah’d do. He kin take most any lil thing and make summertime out of it when times is dull. Then we lives offa dat happiness he made till some mo’ happiness come along.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “No man may make another free.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “Packed tight like a case of celery, only much darker than that. They were all against her, she could see. So many were there against her that a light slap from each one of them would have beat her to death. She felt them pelting her with dirty thoughts.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “Sometimes she stuck out into the future, imagining her life different from what is was.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “Rumor, that wingless bird, had shadowed over the town.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “She knew things that nobody had ever told her. For instance, the words of the trees and the wind. She often spoke to falling seeds and said, “Ah hope you fall on soft ground,” because she had heard seeds saying that to each other as they passed. She knew the world was a stallion rolling in the blue pasture of ether.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “Through this publication, Barracoon extends our knowledge of and understanding about the experiences of Africans prior to their disembarkation into the Americas. Like a relic pulled up from the bottom of the ocean floor, Barracoon speaks to us of survival and persistence. It recalls the disremembered and gives an account for the unaccounted. As an expression of the feelings and attitudes of one who survived the Middle Passage, it is rare in the annals of history.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “The wind came back with triple fury, and put out the light for the last time. They sat in company with the others in other shanties, their eyes straining against crude walls and their souls asking if He meant to measure their puny might against His. They seemed to be staring at the dark, but their eyes were watching God.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “There is two things everybody got to find out for theirselves. They got to find out about love and they got to find out about living.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “It would be against all nature for all the Negroes to be either at the bottom, top, or in between. We will go where the internal drive carries us like everybody else. It is up to the individual.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “I been through living for years. I just ain’t dead yet.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “To avoid the consequences of posterity the mulattos give the blacks a first class letting alone. There is a frantic stampede white-ward to escape from Jamaica’s black mass.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “Crushing aromatic herbs with every step he took. Spices hung about him. He was a glance from God.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “You can’t beat nobody down so low till you can rob ’em of they will.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “Sometimes she stuck out into the future, imagining her life different from what it was. But mostly she lived between her hat and her heels, with her emotional disturbances like shade patterns in the woods – come and gone with the sun.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “Sorrow dogged by sorrow is in mah heart.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “Perhaps I am just a coward who loves to laugh at life better than I do cry with it. But when I do get to crying, boy, I can roll a mean tear.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “Pheoby’s hungry listening helped Janie to tell her story.”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “She saw a dust-bearing bee sink into the sanctum of a bloom; the thousand sister-calyxes arch to meet the love embrace and the ecstatic shiver of the tree from root to tiniest branch creaming in every blossom and frothing with delight. So this was a marriage!”
Zora Neale Hurston Quote: “He done taught me de maiden language all over.”
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