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Langston Hughes
(1902-1967) born on
Feb 01
US poet, writer, editor. He was an important figure in the Harlem Renaissance who wrote "The Weary Blues," 1926.
         
   
F
An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he might choose.

R
Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird, That cannot fly.
A
What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun? . . . Or does it explode?
N
Humor is laughing at what you haven't got when you ought to have it.
K
To create a market for your writing you have to be consistent, professional, a continuing writer - not just a one-article or a one-story or a one-book man.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain," The Nation, 1926.
R: "The Dream Keeper & Other Poems."
A: "Harlem."
N: In "Reader's Digest."
K: "Writers: Black and White," 1960.
   


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