Quotes by: Langston Hughes
Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.
We Negro writers, just by being black, have been on the blacklist all our lives. Censorship for us begins at the color line.
The Jewish people and the Negro people both know the meaning of Nordic supremacy. We have both looked into the eyes of terror.
Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow.
To my mind, it is the duty of the younger Negro artist, if he accepts any duties at all from outsiders, to change through the force of his art that old whispering 'I want to be white,' hidden in the aspirations of his people, to 'Why should I want to be white? I am a Negro - and beautiful!'
I live in Harlem, New York City. I am unmarried. I like 'Tristan,' goat's milk, short novels, lyric poems, heat, simple folk, boats and bullfights; I dislike 'Aida,' parsnips, long novels, narrative poems, cold, pretentious folk, buses and bridges.
An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he might choose.