Zora Neale Hurston Quotes

Who the Hell is Zora Neale Hurston?

Zora Neale Hurston was an influential author of African-American literature.

Born January 07, 1891
Died January 28, 1960

Best 15 Quotes by Zora Neale Hurston

“An envious heart makes a treacherous ear.”

Zora Neale Hurston

“Bitterness is the coward's revenge on the world for having been hurt.”

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

“If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.”

Zora Neale Hurston

“It seems to me that trying to live without friends is like milking a bear to get cream for your morning coffee. It is a whole lot of trouble, and then not worth much after you get it.”

Zora Neale Hurston

“Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.”

Zora Neale Hurston

“No, I do not weep at the world. I'm too busy sharpening my oyster knife.”

Zora Neale Hurston

“Nothing that God ever made is the same thing to more than one person.”

Zora Neale Hurston

“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

“There is nothing to make you like other human beings so much as doing things for them.”

Zora Neale Hurston

"Dust Tracks on a Road" Quotes

“People can be slave ships in shoes.”

Zora Neale Hurston
Dust Tracks on a Road

"Tell My Horse" Quotes

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

Zora Neale Hurston
Tell My Horse

"Their Eyes Were Watching God" Quotes

“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
Their Eyes Were Watching God

“Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board.”

Zora Neale Hurston
Their Eyes Were Watching God

“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.”

Zora Neale Hurston
Their Eyes Were Watching God