Langston Hughes

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Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, short story writer, and newspaper columnist. He is noted as having been a creator of jazz poetry and as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance, an African American cultural movement that occurred during the 1920s and 1930s.

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Quote Left 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. Quote Right
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Quote Left As I learn from you, I guess you learn from me—... Quote Right
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Quote Left Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly. Quote Right
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Quote Left No woman can be handsome by the force of features alone, any more that she can be witty by only the help of speech. Quote Right
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Quote Left I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go. Quote Right
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