Lorraine Hansberry Quotes

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Lorraine Hansberry Quotes

MAMA (Quietly, woman to woman)
He finally come into his manhood today, didnt he? Kind of like a rainbow after the rain ...
RUTH (Biting her lip, lest her own pride explode in front of Mama)
Yes, Lena.
— Lorraine Hansberry —

Beneatha: Love him? There is nothing left to love.
Mama: There is always something left to love. And if you ain't learned that, you ain't learned nothing. (Looking at her) Have you cried for that boy today? I don't mean for yourself and for the family 'cause we lost the money. I mean for him: what he been through and what it done to him. Child, when do you think is the time to love somebody the most? When they done good and made things easy for everybody? Well then, you ain't through learning - because that ain't the time at all. It's when he's at his lowest and can't believe in hisself 'cause the world done whipped him so! when you starts measuring somebody, measure him right, child, measure him right. Make sure you done taken into account what hills and valleys he come through before he got to wherever he is.

— Lorraine Hansberry

Seems like God don't see fit to give the black man nothing but dreams - but He did give us children to make them dreams seem worthwhile.

— Lorraine Hansberry

Take away the violence and who will hear the men of peace?

— Lorraine Hansberry

Child, when do you think is the time to love somebody the most? When he's done good and made things easy for everybody? That ain't the time at all. It's when he's at his lowest ... ... and he can't believe in himself because the world's whipped him so!

— Lorraine Hansberry

I was born black and female.

— Lorraine Hansberry

The grim possibility is that she who 'hides her brains' will, more than likely, end up with a mate who is only equal to a woman with 'hidden brains' or none at all.

— Lorraine Hansberry

Sometimes, I can see the future stretched out in front of me - just as plain as day. The future hanging over there at the edge of my days. Just waiting for me.

— Lorraine Hansberry

I wish to live because life has within it that which is good, that which is beautiful, and that which is love.

— Lorraine Hansberry

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