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.

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Quote by Langston Hughes

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

Ambition, Motivation
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Quote by Langston Hughes

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

Life, Dreaming, Motivation
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Quote by Langston Hughes

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

Summer, Humor
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Quote by Langston Hughes

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

Dreaming
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Quote by Langston Hughes

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

Rain
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Quote by Langston Hughes

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

Beauty, Art
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Quote by Langston Hughes

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.

Writing
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