53 Total Quotes

Langston Hughes Quotes

Langston Hughes
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
#American Poet

Langston Hughes
Hold fast to your dreams, for without them life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
Langston Hughes
#American Poet

Langston Hughes
I did not believe political directives could be successfully applied to creative writing . . . not to poetry or fiction, which to be valid had to express as truthfully as possible the individual emotions and reactions of the writer.
Langston Hughes
#Fiction

Langston Hughes
Hold fast to dreams, for when dreams go, life is a barren field, frozen with snow.
Langston Hughes
#Dreams #American Poet

Langston Hughes
No woman can be handsome by the force of features alone, any more that she can be witty by only the help of speech.
Langston Hughes
#American Journalist #Force

Langston Hughes
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
#American Poet #Life

Langston Hughes
When peoples care for you and cry for you, they can straighten out your soul.
Langston Hughes
#American Poet

Langston Hughes
What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up - like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore - And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over - like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags - like a heavy lead
Langston Hughes
#Dreams

Langston Hughes
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
#American Poet

Langston Hughes
Humor is laughing at what you haven't got when you ought to have it.
Langston Hughes
#American Poet #Humorous

Langston Hughes
I swear to the Lord I still can't see why Democracy means everybody but me
Langston Hughes
#Democracy

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

Langston Hughes
Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.
Langston Hughes
#American Poet

Langston Hughes
I am amazed that my work of Dylan was chosen as his portrait,
Langston Hughes
#Work

Langston Hughes
America never was America to me<br/>And yet I swear this oath-<br/>America will be!
Langston Hughes
#America

Langston Hughes
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
Langston Hughes
#American Poet

Langston Hughes
I swear to the Lord, I still can't see, why Democracy means, everybody but me.
Langston Hughes
#American Poet #Democracy

Langston Hughes
I will not take "but" for an answer.
Langston Hughes
#American Poet

Langston Hughes
It's such a Bore Being always Poor.
Langston Hughes
#American Poet

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

Langston Hughes
We Negro writers, just by being black, have been on the blacklist all our lives. Censorship for us begins at the color line.
Langston Hughes
#American Poet

Langston Hughes
What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun?... Or does it explode?
Langston Hughes
#American Poet

Langston Hughes
I could take the Harlem night and wrap around you, Take the neon lights and make a crown, Take the Lenox Avenue busses, Taxis, subways, And for your love song tone their rumble down. Take Harlem's heartbeat, Make a drumbeat, Put it on a record, let it whirl, And while we listen to it play, Dance with you till day-- Dance with you, my sweet brown Harlem girl.
Langston Hughes
#Love #Music #Dancing