70+ Zora Neale Hurston Quotes On Struggle And Racism

Zora Neale Hurston was born on January 7 1891 and was an author and filmmaker. She was also an anthropologist. As she was black in color she portrayed her and everybody else racial struggles in the 1900s and published her research on hoodoo. She has written some worth reading novels such as Their Eyes Were Watching God in the 20th century. As being a filmmaker she has written 50+ plays and essays. She wrote about the black community as it is the biggest problem from the 17th century. Being an anthropologist she wrote some anthropologies such as the new negro. Most of the work is based on the African-American community and her struggle as she belongs to that community.
Apart from all her work, she has given some worth learning lessons;
1. Past and present are interwoven: as our future depends upon our present so our preset is dependent upon our past. So your past will go with you no matter how good or bad it is. Accept it and go with life.
2. Age is just a number: It is true that age is just a number. You can always learn or whatever you want at any age. There is no time or age to explore or learn anything. We should not measure our life by the years we lived but by the moments we spent.
3. Belong to a race: It is good to belong to a race but on the other hand it is bad if your race is of the lower class. The race just divides humans and threats humanity. Due to race people don’t help any other person outside the community.
These were some of the lessons which can change the world if practiced. We have also listed Zora Neale Hurston Quotes to make you realize about humanity. Do enjoy them and treat everyone equally, spread peace.

Zora Neale Hurston Quotes

“Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.”

“Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.”

“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.”

“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.”

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

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

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

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

“I love myself when I am laughing. . . and then again when I am looking mean and impressive.”

“I love myself when I am laughing. . . and then again when I am looking mean and impressive.”

“If writers were too wise, perhaps no books would get written at all. It might be better to ask yourself ‘Why?’ afterward than before … There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside you.”

“If writers were too wise, perhaps no books would get written at all. It might be better to ask yourself ‘Why?’ afterward than before … There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside you.”

“Love is like the sea. It’s a moving thing, but still and all, it takes its shape from the shore it meets, and it’s different with every shore.”

“Love is like the sea. It’s a moving thing, but still and all, it takes its shape from the shore it meets, and it’s different with every shore.”

“Life is the flower for which love is the honey.”

“Life is the flower for which love is the honey.”

“When one is too old for love, one finds great comfort in good dinners.”

“When one is too old for love, one finds great comfort in good dinners.”

“I did not just fall in love. I made a parachute jump.”

“I did not just fall in love. I made a parachute jump.”

“A thing is mighty big when time and distance cannot shrink it.”

“A thing is mighty big when time and distance cannot shrink it.”

“Those that don’t got it, can’t show it. Those that got it, can’t hide it.”

“Those that don’t got it, can’t show it. Those that got it, can’t hide it.”

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

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

“Once you wake up thought in a man, you can never put it to sleep again.”

“Once you wake up thought in a man, you can never put it to sleep again.”

“Happiness is nothing but everyday living seen through a veil.”

“Happiness is nothing but everyday living seen through a veil.”

“Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board.”

“Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board.”

“Nothing that God ever made is the same thing to more than one person.”

“Nothing that God ever made is the same thing to more than one person.”

“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.” 

 

“It was not death she feared. It was a misunderstanding.” 

 

“There is nothing to make you like other human beings so much as doing things for them.” 

 

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

 

“There is no single face in nature, because every eye that looks upon it, sees it from its own angle. So every man’s spice-box seasons his own food.” 

 

“No man may make another free.” 

 

“An envious heart makes a treacherous ear.” 

 

“Everybody has some special road of thought along which they travel when they are alone to themselves. And his road of thought is what makes every man what he is.” 

 

“She stood there until something fell off the shelf inside her.” 

 

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

 

“My eyes and my mind keep taking me where my old legs can’t keep up.” 

 

“She was saving up feelings for some man she had never seen.” 

 

“Learning without wisdom is a load of books on a donkey’s back.” 

 

“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.” 

 

“If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.” 

 

“Bitterness is the coward’s revenge on the world for having been hurt.” 

 

“I have the nerve to walk my own way, however hard, in my search for reality, rather than climb upon the rattling wagon of wishful illusions.” 

 

“I want a busy life, a just mind, and a timely death.” 

 

“I will fight for my country, but I will not lie for her.” 

 

“Such as I am, I am a precious gift.” 

 

“I belong to no race nor time. I am the eternal feminine with its string of beads.” 

 

“Someone is always at my elbow reminding me that I am the granddaughter of slaves. It fails to register depression with me.” 

 

“Lack of power and opportunity passes off too often for virtue.”  

 

“I have the nerve to walk my own way, however hard, in my search for reality, rather than climb upon the rattling wagon of wishful illusions.” 

 

“Some people could look at a mud puddle and see an ocean with ships.” 

 

“Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow.” 

 

“I made up my mind to keep my feelings to myself since they did not seem to matter to anyone else but me.” 

 

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

 

“There is something about poverty that smells like death.”

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