Zora Neale Hurston

1903 - 1960

A Quote by Zora Neale Hurston on life and uncertainty

There are years that ask questions and years that answer.

Zora Neale Hurston (1903 - 1960)

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A Quote by Zora Neale Hurston on suffering, fear, divine, emotion, wisdom, beginning, and altars

“Through indiscriminate suffering men know fear, and fear is the most divine emotion. It is the stones for altars and the beginning of wisdom.”

Zora Neale Hurston (1903 - 1960)

Source: Their Eyes Were Watching God

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A Quote by Zora Neale Hurston on love, soul, and hiding

"Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place."

Zora Neale Hurston (1903 - 1960)

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A Quote by Zora Neale Hurston, Phd on living and loving

I have known the joy and pain of deep friendship. I have served and been served. I have made some good enemies for which I am not a bit sorry. I have loved unselfishly, and I have fondled hatred with the red-hot tongs of Hell. That's living.

Zora Neale Hurston (1903 - 1960)

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A Quote by Zora Neale Hurston, Phd on love, life, american south, florida, janie crawford, tea cake, eatonville, america, 1930s, black america, african diaspora, literature, classics, english, and books

"Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board. For some they come in with the tide. For others they sail forever on the horizon, never out of sight, never landing until the Watcher turns his eyes away in resignation, his dreams mocked to death by Time. That is the life of men. Now, women forget all those things they don't want to remember, and remember everything they don't want to forget. The dream is the truth. Then they act and do things accordingly. ..."

Zora Neale Hurston (1903 - 1960)

Source: Opening paragraphs, Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937, in print)

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A Quote by Zora Neale Hurston on life

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I am not tragically colored. There is no great sorrow dammed up in my soul, nor lurking behind my eyes. I do not mind at all.

Zora Neale Hurston (1903 - 1960)

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A Quote by Zora Neale Hurston on love

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Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.

Zora Neale Hurston (1903 - 1960)

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A Quote by Zora Neale Hurston on love and neighbors

Love, I find, is like singing. Everyone can do enough to satisfy themselves, though it may not impress the neighbors as being very much.

Zora Neale Hurston (1903 - 1960)

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A Quote by Zora Neale Hurston on death, dreams, heart, poverty, and seasons

There is something about poverty that smells like death. Dead dreams dropping off the heart, live leaves in a dry season and rotting around the feet.

Zora Neale Hurston (1903 - 1960)

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A Quote by Zora Neale Hurston on anger, driving, and fear

Grab the broom of anger and drive off the beast of fear.

Zora Neale Hurston (1903 - 1960)

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