Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston (1891-01-07 1960-01-28) was an American folklorist and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance, best known for her novel Their Eyes Were Watching God.
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Love, I find, is like singing. Everyone can do enough to satisfy themselves, though it may not impress the neighbors as being very much.

Zora Neale Hurston

No matter how far a person can go the horizon is still way beyond you.

Zora Neale Hurston

It seems to me that trying to live without friends is like milking a bear to get cream for your coffee. It is a whole lot of trouble, and then not worth much after you get it.

Zora Neale Hurston

Nothing that God ever made is the same thing to more than one person. That is natural.

Zora Neale Hurston

It is one of the blessings of this world that few people see visions and dream dreams.

Zora Neale Hurston

Gods always behave like the people who make them.

Zora Neale Hurston

Grab the broom of anger and drive off the beast of fear.

Zora Neale Hurston

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.

Zora Neale Hurston

Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose. It is a seeking that he who wishes may know the cosmic secrets of the world and that they dwell therein.

Zora Neale Hurston

Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to 'jump at de sun.' We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground.

Zora Neale Hurston

But for the national welfare, it is urgent to realize that the minorities do think, and think about something other than the race problem.

Zora Neale Hurston

There is something about poverty that smells like death.

Zora Neale Hurston

It was a weak spot in any nation to have a large body of disaffected people within its confusion.

Zora Neale Hurston

It costs you something to do good!

Zora Neale Hurston

An envious heart makes a treacherous ear.

Zora Neale Hurston

When one is too old for love, one finds great comfort in good dinners.

Zora Neale Hurston

There are years that ask questions and years that answer.

Zora Neale Hurston

Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.

Zora Neale Hurston

Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.

Zora Neale Hurston

It seems that fighting is a game where everybody is the loser.

Zora Neale Hurston

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.

Zora Neale Hurston