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Langston Hughes Quotes: "Yet the ivory gods, And the ebony gods, And the gods of diamond-jade, Are only silly puppet gods That people themselves Have made.-"

Yet the ivory gods, And the ebony gods, And the gods of diamond-jade, Are only silly puppet gods That people themselves Have made.-




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

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



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

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



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: "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: "Pleasured equallyIn seeking as in finding, Each detail minding, Old Walt went seekingAnd finding."

Pleasured equallyIn seeking as in finding, Each detail minding, Old Walt went seekingAnd finding.



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: "LIBERTY! FREEDOM! DEMOCRACY!True anyhow no matter how manyLiars use those words."

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



Langston Hughes Quotes: "Oh, God of Dust and Rainbows, Help us to seeThat without the dust the rainbowWould not be."

Oh, God of Dust and Rainbows, Help us to seeThat without the dust the rainbowWould not be.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "I like to work, read, learn, and understand life."

I like to work, read, learn, and understand life.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "Perhaps the mission of an artist is to interpret beauty to people - the beauty within themselves."

Perhaps the mission of an artist is to interpret beauty to people - the beauty within themselves.



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: "Books -where if people suffered, they suffered in beautiful language, not in monosyllables, as we did in Kansas"

Books -where if people suffered, they suffered in beautiful language, not in monosyllables, as we did in Kansas



Langston Hughes Quotes: "Hold fast to dreamsfor if dreams dielife is a broken-winged birdthat can not fly.Hold fast to dreamsfor when dreams golife is a barren fieldfrozen with snow."

Hold fast to dreamsfor if dreams dielife is a broken-winged birdthat can not fly.Hold fast to dreamsfor when dreams golife is a barren fieldfrozen with snow.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "Though you may hear me holler, And you may see me cry--I'll be dogged, sweet baby, If you gonna see me die."

Though you may hear me holler, And you may see me cry--I'll be dogged, sweet baby, If you gonna see me die.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "Humor is laughing at what you haven't got when you ought to have it."

Humor is laughing at what you haven't got when you ought to have it.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "So since I'm still here livin', I guess I will live on.I could've died for love--But for livin' I was born."

So since I'm still here livin', I guess I will live on.I could've died for love--But for livin' I was born.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "The sea is a desert of waves, A wilderness of water."

The sea is a desert of waves, A wilderness of water.



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

I stay cool, and dig all jive, That's the way I stay alive.My motto, as I live and learn, isDig and be dugIn return.



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: "Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly."

Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "Sometimes a crumb fallsFrom the tables of joy, Sometimes a boneIs flung.To some peopleLove is given, To othersOnly heaven."

Sometimes a crumb fallsFrom the tables of joy, Sometimes a boneIs flung.To some peopleLove is given, To othersOnly heaven.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "What happens to a dream deferred?"

What happens to a dream deferred?



Langston Hughes Quotes: "Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams dieLife is a broken-winged bird, That cannot fly."

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



Langston Hughes Quotes: "OppressionNow dreamsAre not availableTo the dreamers, Nor songsTo the singers.In some landsDark nightAnd cold steelPrevail--But the dreamWill come back, And the songBreakIts jail."

OppressionNow dreamsAre not availableTo the dreamers, Nor songsTo the singers.In some landsDark nightAnd cold steelPrevail--But the dreamWill come back, And the songBreakIts jail.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "In all my life, I have never been free. I have never been able to do anything with freedom, except in the field of my writing."

In all my life, I have never been free. I have never been able to do anything with freedom, except in the field of my writing.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "God in his infinite wisdomDid not make me very wise-So when my actions are stupidThey hardly take God by surprise."

God in his infinite wisdomDid not make me very wise-So when my actions are stupidThey hardly take God by surprise.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "Violent anger makes me physically ill."

Violent anger makes me physically ill.



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: "Joe has sense enough to knowHe is a god.So many gods don't know."

Joe has sense enough to knowHe is a god.So many gods don't know.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "I've known rivers:I've known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins.My soul has grown deep like the rivers."

I've known rivers:I've known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins.My soul has grown deep like the rivers.



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: "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly."

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "Cheap little rhymesA cheap little tuneAre sometimes as dangerousAs a sliver of the moon."

Cheap little rhymesA cheap little tuneAre sometimes as dangerousAs a sliver of the moon.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "I went down to the river, I set down on the bank.I tried to think but couldn't, So I jumped in and sank."

I went down to the river, I set down on the bank.I tried to think but couldn't, So I jumped in and sank.



Langston Hughes Quotes: "Out of love, No regrets--Though the goodnessBe wasted forever.Out of love, No regrets--Though the returnBe never."

Out of love, No regrets--Though the goodnessBe wasted forever.Out of love, No regrets--Though the returnBe never.