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

R
Humor is when the joke's on you but hits the other fellow first -- before it boomerangs.
A
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.
N
Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.
K
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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