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Langston Hughes Quotes
|Birthday:||February 1, 1902|
|Death:||May 22, 1967|
|Educated At:||Lincoln University, Columbia School Of Engineering And Applied Science, Columbia University, Fu Foundation School Of Engineering And Applied Science|
|Manner of Death:||Natural Causes|
|Nationality:||United States Of America|
|Occupations:||Essayist, Journalist, Playwright, Novelist, Writer|
AKA: Mercer Hughes
Birthday: February 1, 1902
Death: May 22, 1967
Educated At: Lincoln University, Columbia School Of Engineering And Applied Science, Columbia University, Fu Foundation School Of Engineering And Applied Science
Manner of Death: Natural Causes
Nationality: United States Of America
Occupations: Essayist, Journalist, Playwright, Novelist, Writer
Though the goodness
Be wasted forever.
Out of love,
Though the return
Bring me all your
That I may wrap them
In a blue cloud-cloth
Away from the too-rough fingers
Of the world.”
for if dreams die
life is a broken-winged bird
that can not fly.
Hold fast to dreams
for when dreams go
life is a barren field
frozen with snow.”
Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore—
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over—
like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?””
The poet says it was promises.
The people say it is promises—that will come true.
The people do not always say things out loud,
Nor write them down on paper.
The people often hold
Great thoughts in their deepest hearts
And sometimes only blunderingly express them,
Haltingly and stumbling say them,
And faultily put them into practice.
The people do not always understand each other.
But there is, somewhere there,
Always the trying to understand,
And the trying to say,
‘You are a man. Together we are building our land.’”