Best Quotes by Zora Neale Hurston (Top 10)

  1. There are years that ask questions and years that answer.
  2. Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.
  3. I love myself when I am laughing. . . and then again when I am looking mean and impressive.
  4. 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.
  5. If you are silent about your pain, they'll kill you and say you enjoyed it.
  6. 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 same 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.
  7. Bitterness is the coward's revenge on the world for having been hurt.
  8. Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.
  9. I have the nerve to walk my own way, however hard, in my search for reality, rather than climb upon the rattling wagon of wishful illusions.
  10. 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. I do not belong to the sobbing school of Negrohood who hold that nature somehow has given them a lowdown dirty deal and whose feelings are all hurt about it. Even in the helter-skelter skirmish that is my life, I have seen that the world is to the strong regardless of a little pigmentation more or less. No, I do not weep at the world—I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife.

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