Zora Neale Hurston was an American folklorist and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance, best known for the 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God.
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“Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.”
Zora Neale Hurston
“Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board”
“Those that don't got it, can't show it. Those that got it, can't hide it.”
“People can be slave-ships in shoes.”
“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.”
“The present was an egg laid by the past that had the future inside its shell.”
“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.”
“Grab the broom of anger and drive off the beast of fear”
“I have been in Sorrow's kitchen and licked out all the pots. Then I have stood on the peaky mountain wrapped in rainbows, with a harp and sword in my hands.”
“It seems to me that trying to live without friends is like milking a bear to get cream for your coffee. It is a whole lot of trouble, and then not worth much after you get it.”
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