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

Humor is when the joke's on you but hits the other fellow first -- before it boomerangs.
I did not believe political directives could be successfully applied to creative writing . . . not to poetry or fiction, which to be valid had to express as truthfully as possible the individual emotions and reactions of the writer.
Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.
We Negro writers, just by being black, have been on the blacklist all our lives . . . Censorship for us begins at the color line.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Famous Black Quotations," ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
A: In "Famous Black Quotations," ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.
N: In "Quotations to Cheer You Up When the World is Getting You Down," by Allen Klein, 1991.
K: National Assembly of Authors and Dramatists Symposium, 7 May 1957.

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