Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Zora Neale Hurston Quotes. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow.
It seems that fighting is a game where everybody is the loser.
Those that don’t got it, can’t show it. Those that got it, can’t hide it.
It is one of the blessings of this world that few people see visions and dream dreams.
Gods always love the people who make em.
Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to ‘jump at the sun.’ We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground.
It would be against all nature for all the Negroes to be either at the bottom, top, or in between. We will go where the internal drive carries us like everybody else. It is up to the individual.
Anybody depending on somebody else’s gods is depending on a fox not to eat chickens.
It costs you something to do good!
Gods always behave like the people who make them.
It’s a funny thing, the less people have to live for, the less nerve they have to risk losing nothing.
The present was an egg laid by the past that had the future inside its shell.
People can be slave-ships in shoes.
When a man keeps beating me to the draw mentally, he begins to get glamorous.
If you want that good feeling that comes from doing things for other folks then you have to pay for it in abuse and misunderstanding.
Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board.
But for the national welfare, it is urgent to realize that the minorities do think, and think about something other than the race problem.
Sweat, sweat, sweat! Work and sweat, cry and sweat, pray and sweat!
Love, I find, is like singing. Everybody can do enough to satisfy themselves, though it may not impress the neighbors as being very much.
There are years that ask questions and years that answer.
Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.
No man may make another free.
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.
The man who interprets Nature is always held in great honor.
Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.
When one is too old for love, one finds great comfort in good dinners.
I do not weep at the world I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife.
I have been in Sorrow’s kitchen and licked out all the pots. Then I have stood on the peaky mountain wrapped in rainbows, with a harp and sword in my hands.
So the brother in black offers to these United States the source of courage that endures, and laughter.
A thing is mighty big when time and distance cannot shrink it.
It’s no use of talking unless people understand what you say.
Nothing that God ever made is the same thing to more than one person. That is natural.
I did not just fall in love. I made a parachute jump.