Quotations From ZORA NEALE HURSTON

» More about Zora Neale Hurston on Poemhunter

 

  • 21.
    Most things are born in the mothering darkness and most things die. Darkness is the womb of creation, my boy. But the sun with his seven horns of flame is the father of life.
    Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), African-American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, playwright and anthropologist. Mentu, in Moses Man of the Mountain, ch. 6, J.B. Lippincott (1939).

    Read more quotations about / on: father, sun, life
  • 22.
    You know, honey, us colored folks is branches without roots and that makes things come round in queer ways.
    Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), African-American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, playwright and anthropologist. Nanny, in Their Eyes Were Watching God, ch. 2, J.P. Lippincott (1937).
  • 23.
    I note that the Africa loves to depict the grace of reptiles.
    Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), African-American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, playwright and anthropologist. Mother Catherine.

    Read more quotations about / on: africa
  • 24.
    It was a weak spot in any nation to have a large body of disaffected people within its confusion.
    Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), African-American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, playwright and anthropologist. Moses Man of the Mountain, ch. 8.

    Read more quotations about / on: people
  • 25.
    Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board.
    Zora Neale Hurston (1907-1960), U.S. author, anthropologist. Their Eyes Were Watching God, ch. 1 (1937).
  • 26.
    The spirit of the marriage left the bedroom and took to living in the parlor.
    Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), African-American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, playwright and anthropologist. Their Eyes Were Watching God, ch. 6, J.P. Lippincott (1937).

    Read more quotations about / on: marriage
  • 27.
    A thing is mighty big when time and distance cannot shrink it.
    Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), African-American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, playwright and anthropologist. Tell My Horse, ch. 7, J.P. Lippincott (1938).

    Read more quotations about / on: time
  • 28.
    She had brought love to the union and he had brought a longing after the flesh.
    Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), African-American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, playwright and anthropologist. Fire!! (1926). "Sweat."

    Read more quotations about / on: love
  • 29.
    Ah done growed ten feet higher from jus' listenin' tuh you, Janie. Ah ain't satisfied wid mahself no mo'.
    Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), African-American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, playwright and anthropologist. Phoeby, in Their Eyes Were Watching God, ch. 20, J.P. Lippincott (1937).
  • 30.
    She pulled in her horizon like a great fish-net. Pulled it from around the waist of the world and draped it over her shoulder, so much of life in its meshes! She called in her soul to come and see.
    Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), African-American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, playwright and anthropologist. Phoeby, in Their Eyes Were Watching God, ch. 20, J.P. Lippincott (1937).

    Read more quotations about / on: fish, world, life
[Hata Bildir]