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Langston Hughes Quotes: "I'm so tired of waiting, aren't you, for the world to become good and beautiful and kind?"

I'm so tired of waiting, aren't you, for the world to become good and beautiful and kind?




Langston Hughes Quotes: "The only way to get a thing done is to start to do it, then keep on doing it, and finally you'll finish it."

The only way to get a thing done is to start to do it, then keep on doing it, and finally you'll finish it.




Langston Hughes Quotes: "A world I dream where black or white, Whatever race you be, Will share the bounties of the Earth And every man is free."

A world I dream where black or white, Whatever race you be, Will share the bounties of the Earth And every man is free.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "When a man starts out to build a world, He starts first with himself"

When a man starts out to build a world, He starts first with himself




Langston Hughes Quotes: "Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed - Let it be that great strong land of love Where never kings connive nor tyrants scheme That any man be crushed by one above."

Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed - Let it be that great strong land of love Where never kings connive nor tyrants scheme That any man be crushed by one above.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "I tire so of hearing people say, Let things take their course. Tomorrow is another day. I do not need my freedom when I'm dead. I cannot live on tomorrow's bread."

I tire so of hearing people say, Let things take their course. Tomorrow is another day. I do not need my freedom when I'm dead. I cannot live on tomorrow's bread.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go."

I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.




Langston Hughes Quotes: "Negroes - Sweet and docile, Meek, humble, and kind: Beware the day - They change their mind."

Negroes - Sweet and docile, Meek, humble, and kind: Beware the day - They change their mind.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? ... Or does it explode?"

What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? ... Or does it explode?



Langston Hughes Quotes: "Good morning, Revolution: You're the very best friend I ever had. We gonna pal around together from now on"

Good morning, Revolution: You're the very best friend I ever had. We gonna pal around together from now on



Langston Hughes Quotes: "Reach Up Your Hand... and take a star."

Reach Up Your Hand... and take a star.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he might choose."

An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he might choose.




Langston Hughes Quotes: "That Justice is a blind goddess Is a thing to which we black are wise: Her bandage hides two festering sores That once perhaps were eyes."

That Justice is a blind goddess Is a thing to which we black are wise: Her bandage hides two festering sores That once perhaps were eyes.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "Let America be America, where equality is in the air we breathe."

Let America be America, where equality is in the air we breathe.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby."

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



Langston Hughes Quotes: "Let the rain sing you a lullaby."

Let the rain sing you a lullaby.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "When peoples care for you and cry for you, they can straighten out your soul."

When peoples care for you and cry for you, they can straighten out your soul.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "Go home and write / a page tonight. / And let that page come out of you - / Then, it will be true."

Go home and write / a page tonight. / And let that page come out of you - / Then, it will be true.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "I dream a world... where wretchedness will hang its head and joy, like a pearl, attends the needs of all mankind. Of such I dream, my world!"

I dream a world... where wretchedness will hang its head and joy, like a pearl, attends the needs of all mankind. Of such I dream, my world!



Langston Hughes Quotes: "O, let my land be a land where Liberty Is crowned with no false patriotic wreath, But opportunity is real, and life is free, Equality is in the air we breathe."

O, let my land be a land where Liberty Is crowned with no false patriotic wreath, But opportunity is real, and life is free, Equality is in the air we breathe.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you."

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



Langston Hughes Quotes: "Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying."

Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "Gather quickly Out of darkness All the songs you know And throw them at the sun Before they melt Like snow."

Gather quickly Out of darkness All the songs you know And throw them at the sun Before they melt Like snow.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "I am the American heartbreak- The rock on which Freedom Stumped its toe."

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



Langston Hughes Quotes: "Democracy will not come Today, this year Nor ever Through compromise and fear."

Democracy will not come Today, this year Nor ever Through compromise and fear.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "A dream deferred is a dream denied."

A dream deferred is a dream denied.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "Gather out of star-dust, Earth-dust, Cloud-dust, Storm-dust, And splinters of hail, One handful of dream-dust, Not for sale."

Gather out of star-dust, Earth-dust, Cloud-dust, Storm-dust, And splinters of hail, One handful of dream-dust, Not for sale.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "America never was America to me And yet I swear this oath - America will be!"

America never was America to me And yet I swear this oath - America will be!



Langston Hughes Quotes: "LIBERTY! FREEDOM! DEMOCRACY! True anyhow no matter how many Liars use those words."

LIBERTY! FREEDOM! DEMOCRACY! True anyhow no matter how many Liars use those words.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "Well, I like to eat, sleep, drink, and be in love. I like to work, read, learn, and understand life."

Well, I like to eat, sleep, drink, and be in love. I like to work, read, learn, and understand life.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "We younger Negro artists who create now intend to express our individual dark-skinned selves without fear or shame. If white people are pleased we are glad. If they aren?t it doesn?t matter."

We younger Negro artists who create now intend to express our individual dark-skinned selves without fear or shame. If white people are pleased we are glad. If they aren?t it doesn?t matter.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "I stuck my head out the window this morning and spring kissed me bang in the face."

I stuck my head out the window this morning and spring kissed me bang in the face.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "Life for me ain't been no crystal stair"

Life for me ain't been no crystal stair



Langston Hughes Quotes: "Looks like what drives me crazy Don't have no effect on you-- But I'm gonna keep on at it Till it drives you crazy, too."

Looks like what drives me crazy Don't have no effect on you-- But I'm gonna keep on at it Till it drives you crazy, too.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "I wish the rent Was heaven sent."

I wish the rent Was heaven sent.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "Oh, God of Dust and Rainbows, Help us to see That without the dust the rainbow Would not be."

Oh, God of Dust and Rainbows, Help us to see That without the dust the rainbow Would not be.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "Road's in front o' me, Nothin' to do but walk."

Road's in front o' me, Nothin' to do but walk.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "Life is an egg you have to be patient and careful with it or it will break."

Life is an egg you have to be patient and careful with it or it will break.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "I stay cool, and dig all jive, That's the way I stay alive. My motto, as I live and learn, is Dig and be dug In return."

I stay cool, and dig all jive, That's the way I stay alive. My motto, as I live and learn, is Dig and be dug In return.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "Folks, I'm telling you, birthing is hard and dying is mean- so get yourself a little loving in between."

Folks, I'm telling you, birthing is hard and dying is mean- so get yourself a little loving in between.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "I look at my own body With eyes no longer blind- And I see that my own hands can make The world that's in my mind."

I look at my own body With eyes no longer blind- And I see that my own hands can make The world that's in my mind.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "Teach us all to do right, Lord, please, and to get along together with that atom bomb on this earth because I do not want it to fall on me-nor Thee-nor anybody living. Amen!"

Teach us all to do right, Lord, please, and to get along together with that atom bomb on this earth because I do not want it to fall on me-nor Thee-nor anybody living. Amen!



Langston Hughes Quotes: "I loved my friend He went away from me There's nothing more to say The poem ends, Soft as it began- I loved my friend."

I loved my friend He went away from me There's nothing more to say The poem ends, Soft as it began- I loved my friend.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "My soul has grown deep like the rivers."

My soul has grown deep like the rivers.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "Life is for the living. Death is for the dead. Let life be like music. And death a note unsaid."

Life is for the living. Death is for the dead. Let life be like music. And death a note unsaid.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "I swear to the Lord, I still can't see, why Democracy means, everybody but me."

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



Langston Hughes Quotes: "Gather up In the arms of your love—Those who expect No love from above."

Gather up In the arms of your love—Those who expect No love from above.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "For my best poems were all written when I felt the worst. When I was happy, I didn't write anything."

For my best poems were all written when I felt the worst. When I was happy, I didn't write anything.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "The past has been a mint Of blood and sorrow. That must not be True of tomorrow."

The past has been a mint Of blood and sorrow. That must not be True of tomorrow.