Zora Neale Hurston Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old zora neale hurston quotes, zora neale hurston sayings, and zora neale hurston proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Don't you realize that the sea is the home of water? All water is off on a journey unless it's in the sea, and it's homesick, and bound to make its way home someday.     

Zora Neale Hurston

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

Zora Neale Hurston

There are years that ask questions and years that answer.     

Zora Neale Hurston

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

Zora Neale Hurston

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.     

Zora Neale Hurston

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

Zora Neale Hurston

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

Zora Neale Hurston

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

Zora Neale Hurston

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

Zora Neale Hurston

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

Zora Neale Hurston

Affection makes your spirit slither out from its concealing spot.     

Zora Neale Hurston

They seemed to be staring at the dark, but their eyes were watching God.     

Zora Neale Hurston

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

Zora Neale Hurston

Mystery is the essence of divinity.     

Zora Neale Hurston

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

Zora Neale Hurston

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

Zora Neale Hurston

The spirit of the marriage left the bedroom and took to living in the parlor.     

Zora Neale Hurston

To a haughty belly, kindness is hard to swallow and harder to digest.     

Zora Neale Hurston

They seemed to be staring at the dark, but their eyes were watching God     

Zora Neale Hurston

Affection makes your spirit slither out from its concealing spot.     

Zora Neale Hurston

Distance is the only cure for certain diseases.     

Zora Neale Hurston

If science ever gets to the bottom of Voodoo in Haiti and Africa, it will be found that some important medical secrets, still unknown to medical science, give it its power, rather than the gestures of ceremony.     

Zora Neale Hurston

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

Zora Neale Hurston

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

Zora Neale Hurston

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

Zora Neale Hurston

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

Zora Neale Hurston

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

Zora Neale Hurston

It is a curious thing to be a woman in the Caribbean after you have been a woman in these United States.     

Zora Neale Hurston

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

Zora Neale Hurston

Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.     

Zora Neale Hurston