Top quotes by Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston's top quotes. 'People can be slave-ships in shoes.' 'Gods always love the people who make em.' 'The man who interprets Nature is always held in great honor.'

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People can be slave-ships in shoes.

Gods always love the people who make em.

The man who interprets Nature is always held in great honor.

I do not weep at the world I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife.

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

Those that don't got it, can't show it. Those that got it, can't hide it.

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.

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

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

There are years that ask questions and years that answer.

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

It's no use of talking unless people understand what you say.

Gods always behave like the people who make them.

So the brother in black offers to these United States the source of courage that endures, and laughter.

Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.

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.

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.

The Haitian people are gentle and lovable except for their enormous and unconscious cruelty.

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

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

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