LANGSTON HUGHES Quotes

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

Langston Hughes
life 

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

Langston Hughes
life 

“Oh, God of Dust and Rainbows,Help us to seeThat without the dust the rainbowWould not be.”

Langston Hughes
life 

“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
life 

“Well, son, I'll tell you:Life for me ain't been no crystal stair.It's had tacks in it,And splinters,And boards torn up,And places with no carpet on the floor --Bare.But all the timeI'se been a-climbin' on,And reachin' landin's,And turnin' corners,And sometimes goin' in the darkWhere there ain't been no light.So boy, don't you turn back.Don't you set down on the steps'Cause you finds it's kinder hard.Don't you fall now --For I'se still goin', honey,I'se still climbin',And life for me ain't been no crystal stair.”

Langston Hughes
life 

“Humor is laughing at what you haven't got when you ought to have it.”

Langston Hughes
humor 

“Yet the ivory gods, And the ebony gods, And the gods of diamond-jade, Are only silly puppet gods That people themselves Have made.-”

Langston Hughes

“LIBERTY! FREEDOM! DEMOCRACY!True anyhow no matter how manyLiars use those words.”

Langston Hughes
truth 

“Hold fast to dreams,For if dreams dieLife is a broken-winged bird,That cannot fly.”

Langston Hughes
wisdom 

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

Langston Hughes
wisdom