James Langston Hughes

1902 - 1967

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

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

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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)

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A Quote by James Langston Hughes on kiss

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Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.

James Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967)

Source: April Rain Song, 1902 – 1967

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A Quote by James Langston Hughes on birds, death, dreams, and life

Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die, Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly.

James Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967)

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A Quote by James Langston Hughes on freedom

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I am the American heartbreak- The rock on which Freedom Stumped its toe.

James Langston Hughes (1902 - 1967)

Source: American Heartbreak, 1951

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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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