Quotes by Langston Hughes

James Mercer Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri. He moved to New York City as a young man, where he made his career. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz poetry.

The best Quotes and Sayings

I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.

Langston HughesAmbition, Motivation

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.

Langston HughesLife, Dreaming, Motivation

Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.

Langston HughesSummer, Humor & Comedy

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die,
life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.

Langston HughesDreaming

Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.

Langston HughesRain

Perhaps the mission of an artist is to interpret beauty to people - the beauty within themselves.

Langston HughesBeauty, Art

In all my life, I have never been free. I have never been able to do anything with freedom, except in the field of my writing.

Langston HughesWriting