Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes

POET

African-American poet, author, activist, and Harlem Renaissance leader whose best-known works include The Weary Blues, Montage of a Dream Deferred, Not Without Laughter, and Black Nativity. He published his masterpiece poem, "The Negro Speaks of Rivers," in 1921.
  • When was
    Langston Hughes born?

    Langston Hughes was born on Saturday, February 1, 1902

  • Where was
    Langston Hughes born?

    Langston Hughes was born in Joplin, MO

  • How old is
    Langston Hughes?

    Langston Hughes is 117


Best Quotes

  • As I learn from you, I guess you learn from me—...
  • I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.
  • I swear to the Lord I still can't see Why Democracy means Everybody but me.
  • I swear to the Lord, I still can't see, why Democracy means, everybody but me.
  • 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.
  • No woman can be handsome by the force of features alone, any more that she can be witty by only the help of speech.
  • Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
  • Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying.
  • An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he might choose.
  • Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
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