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Zora Neale Hurston

Datum narození: 7. leden 1891
Datum úmrtí: 28. leden 1960
Další jména: Зора Ніл Герстон, زورا نیل هرستون

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Citáty Zora Neale Hurston

„There are years that ask questions and years that answer.“

—  Zora Neale Hurston, kniha Their Eyes Were Watching God

Zdroj: Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937), Ch. 3, p. 21.

„Gods always behave like the people who make them.“

—  Zora Neale Hurston

Tell My Horse (1938), Ch. 15, p. 219

„Mystery is the essence of divinity“

—  Zora Neale Hurston, kniha Dust Tracks on a Road

Zdroj: Dust Tracks on a Road

Tento citát čeká na kontrolu.

„If you are silent about the pain they'll kill you and say you enjoyed it.“

—  Zora Neale Hurston, kniha Their Eyes Were Watching God

Zdroj: Their Eyes Were Watching God

„I love myself when I am laughing… and then again when I am looking mean and impressive.“

—  Zora Neale Hurston

Zdroj: I Love Myself When I Am Laughing... And Then Again: A Zora Neale Hurston Reader

„Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me.“

—  Zora Neale Hurston

How It Feels to Be Colored Me (1928)
Kontext: Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It is beyond me.
But in the main, I feel like a brown bag of miscellany propped against a wall. Against a wall in company with other bags, white, red and yellow. Pour out the contents, and there is discovered a jumble of small things priceless and worthless. A first-water diamond, an empty spool, bits of broken glass, lengths of string, a key to a door long since crumbled away, a rusty knife-blade, old shoes saved for a road that never was and never will be, a nail bent under the weight of things too heavy for any nail, a dried flower or two still a little fragrant. In your hand is the brown bag. On the ground before you is the jumble it held — so much like the jumble in the bags, could they be emptied, that all might be dumped in a single heap and the bags refilled without altering the content of any greatly. A bit of colored glass more or less would not matter. Perhaps that is how the Great Stuffer of Bags filled them in the first place — who knows?

„If you kin see de light at daybreak, you don't keer if you die at dusk. It's so many people never seen de light at all.“

—  Zora Neale Hurston, kniha Their Eyes Were Watching God

Zdroj: Their Eyes Were Watching God

„I am crazy about the idea of Democracy. I want to see how it feels.“

—  Zora Neale Hurston

"Crazy for This Democracy" in Negro Digest (December 1945).
Kontext: I accept this idea of democracy. I am all for trying it out. It must be a good thing if everybody praises it like that. If our government has been willing to go to war and sacrifice billions of dollars and millions of men for the idea I think that I ought to give the thing a trial.
The only thing that keeps me from pitching head long into this thing is the presence of numerous Jim Crow laws on the statute books of the nation. I am crazy about the idea of Democracy. I want to see how it feels.

„I accept this idea of democracy. I am all for trying it out.“

—  Zora Neale Hurston

"Crazy for This Democracy" in Negro Digest (December 1945).
Kontext: I accept this idea of democracy. I am all for trying it out. It must be a good thing if everybody praises it like that. If our government has been willing to go to war and sacrifice billions of dollars and millions of men for the idea I think that I ought to give the thing a trial.
The only thing that keeps me from pitching head long into this thing is the presence of numerous Jim Crow laws on the statute books of the nation. I am crazy about the idea of Democracy. I want to see how it feels.

„Some people could look at a mud puddle and see an ocean with ships.“

—  Zora Neale Hurston, kniha Their Eyes Were Watching God

Zdroj: Their Eyes Were Watching God

„Love is like the sea. It's a moving thing, but still and all, it takes its shape from the shore it meets, and it's different with every shore.“

—  Zora Neale Hurston, kniha Their Eyes Were Watching God

Varianta: Love is lak de sea. It’s uh movin’ thing, but still and all, it takes its shape from de shore it meets, and it’s different with every shore.
Zdroj: Their Eyes Were Watching God

„She had waited all her life for something, and it had killed her when it found her.“

—  Zora Neale Hurston, kniha Their Eyes Were Watching God

Zdroj: Their Eyes Were Watching God

„Those that don't got it, can't show it. Those that got it, can't hide it.“

—  Zora Neale Hurston, kniha Dust Tracks on a Road

Varianta: If you haven’t got it, you can’t show it. If you have got it, you can’t hide it.
Zdroj: Dust Tracks on a Road (1942), Ch. 12 : My People! My People!

„Research is formalized curiosity.“

—  Zora Neale Hurston, kniha Dust Tracks on a Road

It is poking and prying with a purpose. It is a seeking that he who wishes may know the cosmic secrets of the world and they that dwell therein.
Zdroj: Dust Tracks on a Road (1942), Ch. 10 : Research, p. 143.

„Two things everybody's got tuh do fuh theyselves. They got tuh go tuh God, and they got tuh find out about livin' fuh theyselves.“

—  Zora Neale Hurston, kniha Their Eyes Were Watching God

Varianta: There is two things everybody got to find out for theirselves. They got to find out about love and they got to find out about living.
Zdroj: Their Eyes Were Watching God

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