Quotes by: Zora Neale Hurston

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Zora Neale Hurston
Hurston between 1935 and 1943
Born (1891-01-07)January 7, 1891
Notasulga, Alabama, U.S.
Died January 28, 1960(1960-01-28) (aged 69)
Fort Pierce, Florida, U.S.
Occupation Folklorist, anthropologist, ethnographer, novelist, short story writer
Alma mater Howard University
Barnard College
Columbia University
Period c. 1925–1950s
Literary movement Harlem Renaissance
Notable works Their Eyes Were Watching God
Website
zoranealehurston.com

The Haitian people are gentle and lovable except for their enormous and unconscious cruelty.
Zora Neale Hurston
It seems to me that trying to live without friends is like milking a bear to get cream for your morning coffee. It is a whole lot of trouble, and then not worth much after you get it.
Zora Neale Hurston
Those that don't got it, can't show it. Those that got it, can't hide it.
Zora Neale Hurston
When a man keeps beating me to the draw mentally, he begins to get glamorous.
Zora Neale Hurston
The present was an egg laid by the past that had the future inside its shell.
Zora Neale Hurston
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
Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to 'jump at the sun.' We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground.
Zora Neale Hurston
It is one of the blessings of this world that few people see visions and dream dreams.
Zora Neale Hurston
The present was an egg laid by the past that had the future inside its shell.
Zora Neale Hurston
It was a weak spot in any nation to have a large body of disaffected people within its confusion.
Zora Neale Hurston
But for the national welfare, it is urgent to realize that the minorities do think, and think about something other than the race problem.
Zora Neale Hurston
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