All Quotes, Zora Neale Hurston

35 Zora Neale Hurston Quotes : The Fire From Alabama

Zora Neale Hurston was an American author and filmmaker. She was known to focus on portraying racial struggles in the early-1900s American South. She wrote novels, short stories, poetry, and essays. Their Eyes Were Watching God is the most known work of her.

Hurston was born on January 7, 1891, in Notasulga, Alabama. Her grandparents from both sides were born into slavery. Her father was a carpenter and her mother was a school teacher. As a kid, Hurston faced racism and wrote about it in her essay "How It Feels To Be Colored Me". She was also deprived of studies for the lack of care from her family.

In her early youth, Zora Neale Hurston started working as a maid. later she was able to resume her education and obtained graduation from the high school of Morgan State University. In 1925, The New Negro selected a short story called "Spunk" by her. In 1926 with some fellow Niggerati (as they described themselves) she worked to publish the African-American literary magazine "Fire".

In 1930, the first three novels of Hurston were published. She also worked for collecting African-American folklores from different parts of America. In that process, she interviewed the last known survivor of the enslaved Africans. She also conducted research on Negro music, folklore, literature, hoodoo, and other forms of culture. In 1938, she published "Tell My Horse: Voodoo and Life in Haiti and Jamaica". "Dust Tracks on a Road" is her autobiography.

She is considered one of the most influential African American authors. Her works influenced Black Literature And Black Womanhood. She has created a different structure in anthropological and cultural research. Today we are remembering Zora Neale Hurston with her most magical quotes.

Sweat, sweat, sweat! Work and sweat, cry and sweat, pray and sweat! Zora Neale Hurston
No matter how far a person can go the horizon is still way beyond you. Zora Neale Hurston
People value monuments above men, and signs above works. Zora Neale Hurston
Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board. Zora Neale Hurston
Indians don't know much uh nothin', tuh tell de truth. Else dey'd own dis country still. Zora Neale Hurston
Life, inexhaustible, goes on. And we do too. Carrying our wounds and our medicines as we go. Zora Neale Hurston
There are years that ask questions and years that answer. Zora Neale Hurston
No hour is ever eternity, but it has its right to weep. Zora Neale Hurston
It is one of the blessings of this world that few people see visions and dream dreams. Zora Neale Hurston
Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow. Zora Neale Hurston
When you hungry it is painful but when de belly too full it painful too. Zora Neale Hurston
When one is too old for love, one finds great comfort in good dinners. Zora Neale Hurston
The sun was gone, but he had left his footprints in the sky. Zora Neale Hurston
Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose. Zora Neale Hurston
Love is lak de sea. It’s uh movin’ thing, but still and all, it takes its shape from de shore it meets, and it’s different with every shore. Zora Neale Hurston
A thing is mighty big when time and distance cannot shrink it. Zora Neale Hurston
If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it. Zora Neale Hurston
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. They then act and do things accordingly. Zora Neale Hurston
It’s bad to have some power, but not enough. Zora Neale Hurston
It's a funny thing, the less people have to live for, the less nerve they have to risk losing nothing. Zora Neale Hurston
No man may make another free. Zora Neale Hurston
They made a lot of laughter out of nothing. Zora Neale Hurston
Ah wanted to preach a great sermon about colored women sittin’ on high, but they wasn’t no pulpit for me. Zora Neale Hurston
Bitterness is the coward's revenge on the world for having been hurt. Zora Neale Hurston
What would slaves want to be free for anyway? They are being fed and taken care of. What more could they want? Zora Neale Hurston
A woman robbed of her love is more terrible than an army with banners. Zora Neale Hurston
It seems that fighting is a game where everybody is the loser. Zora Neale Hurston
The thing to do is to grab the broom of anger and drive off the beast of fear. Zora Neale Hurston
Many a man thinks he is making something when he's only changing things around. Zora Neale Hurston
The nobility of a soul that has suffered to the point almost of erasure, and still it struggles to be whole, present, giving. Zora Neale Hurston
It costs you something to do good! Zora Neale Hurston
Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place. Zora Neale Hurston
The American Dream is a major theme in the narrative of racial difference. The shadow side of that dream, which is not talked about, entails the plundering of racial “Others.” Zora Neale Hurston
Most people is thin-brained. Zora Neale Hurston
Those that don't got it, can't show it. Those that got it, can't hide it. Zora Neale Hurston

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