30 Langston Hughes Quotes That Will Motivate You

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30 Best Langston Hughes Quotes

1. “Life is a system of half-truths and lies, Opportunistic, convenient evasion.” – Langston Hughes

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2. “I wish the rent was heaven sent.” – Langston Hughes

3. “Democracy will not come Today, this year Nor ever Through compromise and fear.” – Langston Hughes

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

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

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6. “Let America be America again. Let it be the dream it used to be.” – Langston Hughes

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

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8. “Life is a big sea full of many fish. I let down my nets and pulled. I’m still pulling.” – Langston Hughes

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

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10. “Keep your hand on the plow. Hold on.” – Langston Hughes

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11. “There is no color line in art.” – Langston Hughes

12. “Money and art are far apart.” – Langston Hughes

13. “It has seemed to me that most people are generally good, in every race and in every country where I have been.” – Langston Hughes

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

15. “The only way to get a thing done is to start to do it, then keep on doing it, and finally you’ll finish it.” – Langston Hughes

16. “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

17. “Let America be America, where equality is in the air we breathe.” – Langston Hughes

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

19. “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

20. “Blues had the pulse beat of the people who keep on going.” – Langston Hughes

21. “Road’s in front o’ me, Nothin’ to do but walk.” – Langston Hughes

22. “When poems stop talking about the moon and begin to mention poverty, trade unions, color, color lines, and colonies, somebody tells the police.” – Langston Hughes

23. “Well, I like to eat, sleep, drink, and be in love. I like to work, read, learn, and understand life.” – Langston Hughes

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

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

26. “Folks, I’m telling you, birthing is hard and dying is mean- so get yourself a little loving in between.” – Langston Hughes

27. “I dream a world… where wretchedness will hang its head And joy, like a pearl, attends the needs of all mankind. Of such I dream, my world!” – Langston Hughes

28. “I stay cool, and dig all jive, That’s the way I stay alive. My motto, as I live and learn, is Dig and be dug In return.” – Langston Hughes

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

30. “I am the American heartbreak- The rock on which Freedom Stumped its toe.” – Langston Hughes

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