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Zora Neale Hurston: Zora Neale Hurston

Quotes

“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.”

 

"No man may make another free."

 

"Learning without wisdom is a load of books on a donkey's back"

 

"There is something about poverty that smells like death. Dead dreams dropping off the heart like leaves in a dry season and rotting around the feet."

 

"The present was an egg laid by the past that had the future inside its shell."

 

" I am not tragically colored. There is no great sorrow dammed up in my soul, nor lurking behind my eyes. I do not mind at all."

Source

Books about Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston: An American Original

Hurston on the Web

Zora Neale Hurston Speaks

Articles and Databases

Books by Hurston