Langston Hughes Quotes

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Langston Hughes Quotes

Freedom
Is a strong seed
Planted
In a great need.
I live here, too.
I want freedom
Just as you.
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My father hated Negroes.

— Langston Hughes

Perhaps the mission of an artist is to interpret beauty to people - the beauty within themselves.

— Langston Hughes

Violent anger makes me physically ill.

— Langston Hughes

I wish the rent Was heaven sent.

— Langston Hughes

Justice
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

Your explanation depresses me," I said.
"Your nonsense depresses me," said Simple.

— Langston Hughes

You see, books had been happening to me.

— Langston Hughes

God in his infinite wisdom
Did not make me very wise-
So when my actions are stupid
They hardly take God by surprise.

— Langston Hughes

Freedom
Is a strong seed
Planted
In a great need.
I live here, too.
I want freedom
Just as you.

— Langston Hughes

Life is a big sea full of many fish. I let down my nets and pulled. I'm still pulling.

— Langston Hughes

Pleasured equally In seeking as in finding, Each detail minding, Old Walt went seeking And finding.

— Langston Hughes

Harriet Tubman lived to see the harvest.

— Langston Hughes

This is the mountain standing in the way of any true Negro art in America - this urge within the race toward whiteness, the desire to pour racial individuality into the mold of American standardization, and to be as little Negro and as much American as possible.

— Langston Hughes

Everybody should take each other as they are, white, black, Indians, Creole. Then there would be no prejudice, nations would get along.

— Langston Hughes

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