Zora Neale Hurston Quotes.

11. "But the whole town got vain over it"
- Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

12. "Hurston thought this idea degrading, its propagation a trap, and railed against it. It was, she said, upheld by the sobbing school of Negrohood who hold that nature somehow has given them a dirty deal."
- Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

13. "And she declared her first novel a manifesto against the arrogance of whites assuming that black lives are only defensive reactions to white actions."
- Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

14. "If Wright, Ellison, Brown, and Hurston were engaged in a battle over ideal fictional modes with which to represent the Negro, clearly Hurston lost the battle. But not the war."
- Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

15. "what we have witnessed since is clearly a marvelous instance of the return of the repressed."
- Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

16. "For Zora Neale Hurston has been rediscovered in a manner unprecedented in the black tradition:"
- Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

17. "It is this urge that resonates in Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon and Beloved, and in Walker’s depiction of Hurston as our prime symbol of racial health—a sense of black people as complete, complex, undiminished human beings, a sense that is lacking in so much black writing and literature."
- Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

18. "Ah’m hard of understandin’ at times."
- Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

19. "De first street lamp in uh colored town. Lift yo’ eyes and gaze on it. And when Ah touch de match tuh dat lamp-wick let de light penetrate inside of yuh, and let it shine, let it shine, let it shine."
- Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

20. "Zora and her daughters are a tradition-within-the-tradition, a black woman’s voice."
- Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

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