Langston Hughes Quotes On Love, Marriage, Children, Friendship

The full name of Langston Hughes is James Mercer Langston Hughes. He was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri. Here we have shared Langston Hughes quotes on love, marriage, children, death, friendship, learning, inspiration, and motivation.

Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902, Joplin, Missouri, United States and died on May 22, 1967, Stuyvesant Polyclinic.

Langston Hughes quotes

“Well, I like to eat, sleep, drink, and be in love.” – Langston Hughes

“When a man starts out to build a world, He starts first with himself.” – Langston Hughes

“I swear to the Lord, I still can’t see why democracy means everybody but me. ” ― Langston Hughes

“Politics can be the graveyard of the poet. And only poetry can be his resurrection.” – Langston Hughes

“Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.” – Langston Hughes

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“A dream deferred is a dream denied.” – Langston Hughes

”As I learn from you, I guess you learn from me— although you’re older—and white— and somewhat more free.” – Langston Hughes

“Perhaps the mission of an artist is to interpret beauty to people—the beauty within themselves.” – Langston Hughe

“Good morning, Revolution: You’re the very best friend I ever had. We gonna pal around together from now on” ― Langston Hughes

“You talk like they don’t kick dreams around downtown.” – Langston Hughes

“So since I’m still here livin’, I guess I will live on. I could’ve died for love— But for livin’, I was born.” – Langston Hughes

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“Life doesn’t frighten me at all.” – Langston Hughes

“Whiskey just naturally likes me but beer likes me better.” – Langston Hughes

“I went down to the river, I set down on the bank. I tried to think but couldn’t, So I jumped in and sank.” ― Langston Hughes

“The calm, Cool face of the river, Asked me for a kiss” ― Langston Hughes

“The night is beautiful, So are the faces of my people.” – Langston Hughes

“The stars went out and so did the moon. The singer stopped playing and went to bed While the Weary Blues echoed through his head. He slept like a rock or a man that’s dead.” – Langston Hughes

“I live on a park bench. You, Park Avenue. Hell of a distance Between us two.” – Langston Hughes

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“I like to work, read, learn, and understand life.” ― Langston Hughes

“Humor is laughing at what you haven’t got when you ought to have it … what you wish in your secret heart were not funny, but it is, and you must laugh. Humor is your own unconscious therapy. Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air, and you.” – Langston Hughes

“An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he might choose.” – Langston Hughes

“Oh, God of Dust and Rainbows, Help us to see That without the dust the rainbow Would not be.” ― Langston Hughes

“I stuck my head out the window this morning and spring kissed me bang in the face.” ― Langston Hughes

“For all the dreams we’ve dreamed And all the songs we’ve sung And all the hopes we’ve held And all the flags we’ve hung, The millions who have nothing for our pay — Except for the dream that’s almost dead today.” – Langston Hughes

“Gather up In the arms of your love—Those who expect No love from above.” – Langston Hughes

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“Life is an egg you have to be patient and careful with it or it will break.” – Langston Hughes

“To fling my arms wide In the face of the sun, Dance! Whirl! Whirl! Till the quick day is done. Rest at pale evening . . . A tall, slim tree . . . Night coming tenderly Black like me.” – Langston Hughes

“When you turn the corner And you run into yourself Then you know that you have turned All the corners that are left.” – Langston Hughes

“My soul has grown deep like the rivers.” – Langston Hughes

“I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go if you really want to go.” – Langston Hughes

“Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.” – Langston Hughes

“My motto, As I live and learn, is: Dig And Be Dug In Return.” – Langston Hughes

“I will not take ‘but’ for an answer. Negroes have been looking at democracy’s ‘but’ too long.” – Langston Hughes

“To fling my arms wide In some place of the sun, To whirl and to dance Till the white day is done. Then rest at cool evening Beneath a tall tree While night comes on gently, Dark like me— That is my dream!” – Langston Hughes

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“The sea is a desert of waves, A wilderness of water.” – Langston Hughes

“To some people Love is given, To others Only Heaven.” – Langston Hughes

“Life is for the living. Death is for the dead. Let life be like music. And death a note unsaid.” ― Langston Hughes

“You see, books had been happening to me.” – Langston Hughes

“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” – Langston Hughes

“I’ve been scared and battered. My hopes the wind done scattered. Snow has frozen me, Sun has baked me, Looks like between ’em they done Tried to make me Stop laughin’, stop lovin’, stop livin’– But I don’t care! I’m still here!” – Langston Hughes

“So since I’m still here livin’, I guess I will live on. I could’ve died for love– But for livin’ I was born.” – Langston Hughes

“Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow.” – Langston Hughes

“I tire so of hearing people say, Let things take their course. Tomorrow is another day. I do not need my freedom when I’m dead. I cannot live on tomorrow’s bread.” – Langston Hughes

“When peoples care for you and cry for you, they can straighten out your soul.” – Langston Hughes

“I must never write when I do not want to write.” – Langston Hughes

“What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun?… Or does it explode?” – Langston Hughes

” Looks like what drives me crazy Don’t have any effect on you– But I’m gonna keep on at it Till it drives you crazy, too.” – Langston Hughes

“When the night winds whistle through the trees and blow the crisp brown leaves a-crackling down, When the autumn moon is big and yellow-orange and round, When old Jack Frost is sparkling on the ground, It’s Thanksgiving Time!” – Langston Hughes

“The past has been a mint Of blood and sorrow. That must not be True of tomorrow.” – Langston Hughes

”Night coming tenderly Black like me.” – Langston Hughes

”They’ll see how beautiful I am And be ashamed” – Langston Hughes

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