Favorite Quotations Zora Neale Hurston Every Tongue Got to Confess

"Mama exhorted her opportunity at every dreams to 'jump at de Sun.' We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground." ~ Zora Neale Hurston

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

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

Don't you realize that the sea is the home of water? All water is off on a journey unlessen it's in the sea, and it's homesick, and bound to make its way home someday.

Belief in magic is older than writing.

No hour is ever eternity, but it has its right to weep.

They seemed to be staring at the dark, but their eyes were watching God.

In order for you to reach the spirit somebody has got to suffer. I'll suffer for you because I'm strong.

I who are borne away to become an orphan, carry my parents with me.

You come to de right place if lies is what you want. Ah'm gointer lie up a nation.

Da wind is a woman, and de water is a woman, too. They useter talk together a whole heap. Mrs. Wind uster go set down by de ocean and talk and patch and crochet. They was jus' like all lady people. They loved to talk about their chillun', and brag on 'em.

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

At certain times I have no race. I am me. I belong to no race or time. I am the eternal feminine with its string of beads.

Such as I am, I am a precious gift.

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