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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Dramatist
Nation: American
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It was a weak spot in any nation to have a large body of disaffected people within its confusion.

Tags: Body, Confusion, Nation

It's no use of talking unless people understand what you say.

Tags: Talking, Understand, Unless

The Haitian people are gentle and lovable except for their enormous and unconscious cruelty.

Tags: Cruelty, Except, Lovable

People can be slave-ships in shoes.

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Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board.

Tags: Board, Distance, Wish

Sweat, sweat, sweat! Work and sweat, cry and sweat, pray and sweat!

Tags: Cry, Pray, Work

The man who interprets Nature is always held in great honor.

Tags: Great, Honor, Nature

When a man keeps beating me to the draw mentally, he begins to get glamorous.

Tags: Begins, Draw, Glamorous

Gods always behave like the people who make them.

Tags: Behave, Gods

Gods always love the people who make em.

Tags: Gods, Love

I regret all of my books.

Tags: Books, Regret

It costs you something to do good!

Tags: Costs, Good

So the brother in black offers to these United States the source of courage that endures, and laughter.

Tags: Black, Courage, Laughter

There is something about poverty that smells like death.

Tags: Death, Poverty, Smells

When one is too old for love, one finds great comfort in good dinners.

Tags: Good, Great, Love

Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.

Tags: Love, Place, Soul

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's beyond me.

Tags: Against, Angry, Sometimes

If you want that good feeling that comes from doing things for other folks then you have to pay for it in abuse and misunderstanding.

Tags: Feeling, Good, Pay

A thing is mighty big when time and distance cannot shrink it.

Tags: Big, Cannot, Time

I have been in Sorrow's kitchen and licked out all the pots. Then I have stood on the peaky mountain wrapped in rainbows, with a harp and sword in my hands.

Tags: Hands, Mountain, Sorrow

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

Tags: Hide, Show

I did not just fall in love. I made a parachute jump.

Tags: Fall, Jump, Love

Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.

Tags: Curiosity, Purpose, Research
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It's a funny thing, the less people have to live for, the less nerve they have to risk losing nothing.

Tags: Funny, Less, Losing

Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to 'jump at the sun.' We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground.

Tags: Children, Her, Sun

Anybody depending on somebody else's gods is depending on a fox not to eat chickens.

Tags: Anybody, Else, Somebody

Love, I find, is like singing. Everybody can do enough to satisfy themselves, though it may not impress the neighbors as being very much.

Tags: Enough, Love, May

I do not weep at the world I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife.

Tags: Busy, Knife, Weep

It seems to me that trying to live without friends is like milking a bear to get cream for your morning coffee. It is a whole lot of trouble, and then not worth much after you get it.

Tags: Friendship, Morning, Trying

There are years that ask questions and years that answer.

Tags: Answer, Ask, Questions

Grab the broom of anger and drive off the beast of fear.

Tags: Anger, Fear, Off

Nothing that God ever made is the same thing to more than one person. That is natural.

Tags: God, Natural

The present was an egg laid by the past that had the future inside its shell.

Tags: Future, Past, Present

No matter how far a person can go the horizon is still way beyond you.

Tags: Beyond, Far, Matter

No man may make another free.

Tags: Another, Free, May

It is one of the blessings of this world that few people see visions and dream dreams.

Tags: Blessings, Dream, Dreams

Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow.

Tags: Gardening, Plants, Trees

It would be against all nature for all the Negroes to be either at the bottom, top, or in between. We will go where the internal drive carries us like everybody else. It is up to the individual.

Tags: Between, Else, Nature

But for the national welfare, it is urgent to realize that the minorities do think, and think about something other than the race problem.

Tags: Problem, Race, Realize

It seems that fighting is a game where everybody is the loser.

Tags: Fighting, Game, Loser