Langston Hughes Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Langston Hughes quotes, Langston Hughes sayings, and Langston Hughes proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly. Langston Hughes
Life is for the living. Death is for the dead. Let life be like music. And death a note unsaid. Langston Hughes
Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby. Langston Hughes
When peoples care for you and cry for you, they can straighten out your soul. Langston Hughes
When peoples care for you and cry for you, they can straighten out your soul. Langston Hughes
An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he might choose. Langston Hughes
Humor is laughing at what you haven't got when you ought to have it. Langston Hughes
I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go. Langston Hughes
Reach high, for the stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal. Langston Hughes
Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you. Langston Hughes
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly. Langston Hughes
The sea is a desert of waves, A wilderness of water. Langston Hughes
Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you. Langston Hughes
When it is not on the side of civil rights, then the law is not right, it is white. Langston Hughes
Think before you speak. Read before you think. Langston Hughes
Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby. Langston Hughes
Life is a big sea full of many fish. I let down my nets and pulled. I'm still pulling. Langston Hughes
Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird, That cannot fly. Langston Hughes
A community of hands to help- / Thus the dream becomes not one man’s dream alone, / But a community dream. Langston Hughes
Life is for the living. Death is for the dead. Let life be like music. And death a note unsaid. Langston Hughes
A lion in a zoo, / Shut up in a cage, / Lives a life / Of smothered rage. Langston Hughes
Whiskey just naturally likes me but beer likes me better. Langston Hughes
Hold fast to dreams, / For if dreams die / Life is a broken-winged bird, / That cannot fly. Langston Hughes
We build our temples for tomorrow, strong as we know how, and we stand on top of the mountain, free within ourselves. Langston Hughes
O, yes, / I say it plain, / America never was America to me / And yet I swear this oath— / America will be. Langston Hughes