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Zora Neale Hurston

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There are years that ask questions and years that answer.

— Zora Neale Hurston

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If you kin see de light at daybreak, you don't keer if you die at dusk. It's so many people never seen de light at all.

— Zora Neale Hurston

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Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It’s beyond me.

— Zora Neale Hurston

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Love is like the sea. It's a moving thing, but still and all, it takes its shape from the shore it meets, and it's different with every shore.

— Zora Neale Hurston


Some people could look at a mud puddle and see an ocean with ships.

— Zora Neale Hurston

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Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.

— Zora Neale Hurston

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A thing is mighty big when time and distance cannot shrink it.

— Zora Neale Hurston

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No hour is ever eternity, but it has its right to weep.

— Zora Neale Hurston


I have the nerve to walk my own way, however hard, in my search for reality, rather than climb upon the rattling wagon of wishful illusions.

— Zora Neale Hurston


So she sat on the porch and watched the moon rise. Soon its amber fluid was drenching the earth, and quenching the thirst of the day.

— Zora Neale Hurston

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Her father later became mayor of the town which Hurston would glorify in her stories as a place where African Americans could live as they desired independent of white society. ) (Library of America 1995) ISBN 978-0-940450-84-4
Barracoon (1999)
Every Tongue Got to Confess: Negro Folk-tales from the Gulf States (2001)
Zora Neale Hurston: A Life in Letters collected and edited by Carla Kaplan (2003)
Collected Plays (2008)

Film and television
In 1989 PBS aired a drama based on Hurston's life entitled Zora is My Name!. Prayer seems to me a cry of weakness and an attempt to avoid by trickery the rules of the game as laid down.

Of Hurston's four novels and more than 50 publiZora Neale Hurstond short stories plays and essays Zora Neale Hurston is best known for her 1937 novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. Zora Neale Hurston (January 7 1891 – January 28 1960) was an American folklorist anthropologist and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance.

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