The best Quotes by Langston Hughes

The best Quotes by Langston Hughes

James Mercer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1901 – May 22, 1967) was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri.

I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.
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Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.
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Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die,
life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.
Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
Perhaps the mission of an artist is to interpret beauty to people - the beauty within themselves.
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.

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Anything is possible if you got enough nerve.
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To me, the very definition of the word "broken" suggests that something can be fixed.
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Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one.
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Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.
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How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
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It does not do to dwell on dreams, Harry, and forget to live.
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When dreaming we enter a world, that's entirely our own.
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Well, there's one thing: they can't order me to stop dreaming.
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Don't ever let someone tell you, you can't do something. Not even me. You got a dream, you got to protect it. People can't do something themselves, they want to tell you you can't do it. You want something, go get it. Period. All right?
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All our dreams can come true - if we have the courage to pursue them.
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If believing in yourself and going after what you want in life and realising your worth is ruthless and selfish, then I'm definitely ruthless and selfish.
Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is the best.
Sometimes you must hurt in order to know, fall in order to grow, lose in order to gain. Because life's greatest lessons are learned through pain.
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The world will break your heart ten ways to Sunday. That's guaranteed.
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Summer romances end for all kinds of reasons. But when all is said and done, they have one thing in common: They are shooting stars-a spectacular moment of light in the heavens, a fleeting glimpse of eternity. And in a flash, they're gone.
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And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.
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If you can't laugh at yourself, life is going to seem a whole lot longer than you'd like.
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He who can make people laugh has to be taken seriously; all people with power know that.
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Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal.
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We don't appreciate what we have until it's gone. Freedom is like that. It's like air. When you have it, you don't notice it.
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If you want the rainbow, you have to deal with the rain.
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Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
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She warned him not to be deceived by appearances, for beauty is found within.
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Every girl is beautiful. Sometimes it just takes the right guy to see it.
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Philippe: "Tell me Driss, why do you think people are interested in art?"
Driss: "I don't know, it's a business?"
Philippe: "No. That's because it's the only thing one leaves behind."
Driss in Intouchables
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The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed.
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Poetry, she thought, wasn't written to be analyzed, it was meant to inspire without reason, to touch without understanding.
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A living poem had always been the words that came to mind when he tried to describe her to others.
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Perfection is impossible. In the 1,526 singles matches I played in my career, I won almost 80% of those matches. But what percentage of points did I win? 54%! In other words, even top ranked tennis players win barely more than half the points they play. When you lose every second point on average, you learn not to dwell on every shot.
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