James Langston Hughes

1902 - 1967

A Quote by James Langston Hughes on soul and world

in

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.

James Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967)

Source: The Negro Speaks of Rivers, 1926

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by James Langston Hughes

Quick, sunrise, come! Sunrise out of Africa, Quick, come!

James Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967)

Source: Junior Addict, 1967

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by James Langston Hughes on art, change, duty, force, and people

It is the duty of the younger Negro artist . . . to change through the force of his art that old whispering "I want to be white," hidden in the aspirations of his people, to "Why should I want to be white? I am a Negro - and beautiful!"

James Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by James Langston Hughes on satisfaction

I got the Weary Blues And I can't be satisfied.

James Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967)

Source: The Weary Blues, 1926

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by James Langston Hughes on democracy

I swear to the Lord, I still can't see, Why Democracy means, Everybody but me.

James Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967)

Source: “The Black Man Speaks,” in Jim Crow’s Last Stand, 1943

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by James Langston Hughes on dreams, good, and happiness

Good morning, daddy! Ain't you heard The boogie-woogie rumble Of a dream deferred? • • • • You think It's a happy beat?

James Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967)

Source: dream boogie, 1951

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by James Langston Hughes on humor and laughter

Humor is laughing at what you haven't got when you ought to have it.

James Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by James Langston Hughes

I am a Negro: Black as the night is black, Black like the depths of my Africa.

James Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967)

Source: Negro, 1926

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by James Langston Hughes

Melting pot Harlem - Harlem of honey and chocolate and caramel and rum and vinegar and lemon and lime and gall . . . where the subway from the Bronx keeps right on downtown.

James Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967)

Source: Freedomways, Summer, 1963

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by James Langston Hughes on earth and humor

Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.

James Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967)

Contributed by: Zaady

Syndicate content