Monday, February 1, 2010

Meandering . . .

Today is the birthday of James Mercer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967), poet, novelist, playwright, short story writer, and columnist.

"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

"Hold fast to your dreams, for without them life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." - 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

"When peoples care for you and cry for you, they can straighten out your soul." - Langston Hughes

"What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun?... Or does it explode?" - Langston Hughes

Hughes stamp image source (1)

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