James Langston Hughes

1902 - 1967

A Quote by James Langston Hughes on rest

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Rest a pale evening . . . A tall slim tree . . . Night coming tenderly Black like me.

James Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967)

Source: Dream Variations, 1926

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A Quote by James Langston Hughes

I will not take "but" for an answer.

James Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967)

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A Quote by James Langston Hughes

Wear it Like a banner For the proud- Not like a shroud.

James Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967)

Source: Color, 1943

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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A Quote by James Langston Hughes

Never look for a worm in the apple of your eye.

James Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967)

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A Quote by James Langston Hughes on force, speech, and women

No woman can be handsome by the force of features alone, any more that she can be witty by only the help of speech.

James Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967)

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A Quote by James Langston Hughes on dreams and justice

What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun? Maybe it just sags Like a heavy load. Or does it explode?

James Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967)

Source: Harlem, 1951

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