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Zora Neale Hurston
January 7, 1891 - January 28, 1960
Nationality: American
Category: Dramatist
Subcategory: American Dramatist

But for the national welfare, it is urgent to realize that the minorities do think, and think about something other than the race problem.


Those that don't got it, can't show it. Those that got it, can't hide it.


When one is too old for love, one finds great comfort in good dinners.


It seems that fighting is a game where everybody is the loser.


The Haitian people are gentle and lovable except for their enormous and unconscious cruelty.


Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow.


If you want that good feeling that comes from doing things for other folks then you have to pay for it in abuse and misunderstanding.


It is one of the blessings of this world that few people see visions and dream dreams.


It would be against all nature for all the Negroes to be either at the bottom, top, or in between. We will go where the internal drive carries us like everybody else. It is up to the individual.


A thing is mighty big when time and distance cannot shrink it.


Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.


There are years that ask questions and years that answer.


Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.


It's no use of talking unless people understand what you say.


Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board.


I did not just fall in love. I made a parachute jump.


There is something about poverty that smells like death.


No man may make another free.


It was a weak spot in any nation to have a large body of disaffected people within its confusion.


Gods always behave like the people who make them.


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