Zora Neale Hurston Quotes

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Born: January 7, 1891, Notasulga, Alabama, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: Saint Lucie County, Florida, USA, January 28, 1960
Occupation: Author

1.
A thing is mighty big when time and distance cannot shrink it.
- Zora Neale Hurston

2.
Grab the broom of anger and drive off the beast of fear.
- Zora Neale Hurston

3.
I did not just fall in love. I made a parachute jump.
- Zora Neale Hurston

4.
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.
- Zora Neale Hurston

5.
It is one of the blessings of this world that few people see visions and dream dreams.
- Zora Neale Hurston

6.
It seems to me that trying to live without friends is like milking a bear to get cream for your morning coffee. It is a whole lot of trouble, and then not worth much after you get it.
- Zora Neale Hurston

7.
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.
- Zora Neale Hurston

8.
It's a funny thing, the less people have to live for, the less nerve they have to risk losing nothing.
- Zora Neale Hurston

9.
Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.
- Zora Neale Hurston

10.
So the brother in black offers to these United States the source of courage that endures, and laughter.
- Zora Neale Hurston

11.
The man who interprets Nature is always held in great honor.
- Zora Neale Hurston

12.
The present was an egg laid by the past that had the future inside its shell.
- Zora Neale Hurston

13.
There is something about poverty that smells like death.
- Zora Neale Hurston

14.
Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow.
- Zora Neale Hurston

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