Langston Hughes Quotes

Langston Hughes Quotes: Humor is laughing at what you haven't got when you ought to have it ... what you wish in your secret heart were not funny, but it is, and you must laugh. Humor is your own unconscious therapy. Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air, and you.
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Langston Hughes Quote: A world I dream where black or white, whatever race you be, will share the bounties of the earth and every man is free
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Quotes about Langston Hughes: We younger Negro artists who create now intend to express our individual dark-skinned selves without fear or shame. If white people are pleased we are glad. If they aren?t it doesn?t matter.
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Quote about Langston Hughes: I, too, sing America. I am the darker brother. They send me to eat in the kitchen When company comes, But I laugh, And eat well, And grow strong. Tomorrow, I'll be at the table When company comes. Nobody'll dare Say to me,
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Langston Hughes Sayings: An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he might choose.
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Langston Hughes Saying: For poems are like rainbows; they escape you quickly.
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Sayings about Langston Hughes: Good morning, daddy! Ain't you heard The boogie-woogie rumble Of a dream deferred?
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Saying about Langston Hughes: I know how to handle women who act like ladies, but my landlady ain't no lady. Sometimes I even wish I was living with my wife again so I could have my own place and not have no landladies.
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Langston Hughes Quotes: Books -where if people suffered, they suffered in beautiful language, not in monosyllables, as we did in Kansas
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Langston Hughes Quote: A picture, to be an interesting picture, must be more than a picture, otherwise it is only a reproduction of an object, and not an object of value in itself.
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Quotes about Langston Hughes: I've known rivers: I've known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins. My soul has grown deep like the rivers. I bathed in the Euphrates when dawns were young. I built my hut near the Congo and it lulled me to sleep. I looked upon the Nile and raised the pyramids above it. I heard the singing of the Mississippi when Abe Lincoln went down to New Orleans, and I've seen its muddy bosom turn all golden in the sunset. I've known rivers: Ancient, dusky rivers. My soul has grown deep like the rivers.
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Quote about Langston Hughes: Sometimes I wish the public were equally aware of the men of our race in the cultural fields. You, for instance, have you ever bought a book by a Negro writer?
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Langston Hughes Sayings: Hard as I try, daddy-o, I really do not like concert singers. They are always singing in some foreign language.
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Langston Hughes Saying: Misery is when you heard on the radio that the neighborhood you live in is a slum but you always thought it was home.
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Sayings about Langston Hughes: Why should I want to be white? I am a Negro - and beautiful!
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Saying about Langston Hughes: Good morning, daddy! Ain't you heard The boogie-woogie rumble Of a dream deferred? Listen closely: You'll hear their feet Beating out and beating out a - You think It's a happy beat? Listen to it closely: Ain't you heard something underneath like a - What did I say? Sure, I'm happy! Take it away! Dream Boogie Hey, pop! Re-bop! Mop! Y-e-a-h!
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Langston Hughes Quote: Good evening, daddy! Ain't you heard The boogie-woogie rumble Of a dream deferred? Trilling the treble And twining the bass Into midnight ruffles Of cat-gut lace.
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