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Zora Neale Hurston Quotes on Love (10 Quotes)


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  • He looked like the love thoughts of women.
    (Zora Neale Hurston, "Their Eyes Were Watching God")

  • Janie looked down on him and felt a self-crushing love. So her soul crawled out from its hiding place.
    (Zora Neale Hurston, "Their Eyes Were Watching God")

  • Of course he wasn't dead. He could never be dead until she herself had finished feeling and thinking. The kiss of his memory made pictures of love and light against the wall. Here was peace. She pulled in her horizon like a great fish-net. Pulled it from around the waist of the world and draped it over her shoulder. So much of life in its meshes! She called in her soul to come and see.
    (Zora Neale Hurston, "Their Eyes Were Watching God")

  • She couldn't make him look just like any other man to her. He looked like the love thoughts of women. He could be a bee to a blossom - a pear tree blossom in the spring. He seemed to be crushing scent out of the world with his footsteps. Crushing aromatic herbs with every step he took. Spices hung above him. He was a glance from God.
    (Zora Neale Hurston, "Their Eyes Were Watching God")

  • She was stretched on her back beneath the pear tree soaking in the alto chant of the visiting bees, the gold of the sun and the panting breath of the breeze when the inaudible voice of it all came to her. She saw a dust-bearing bee sink into the sanctum of a bloom; the thousand sister-calyxes arch to meet the love embrace and the ecstatic shiver of the tree from root to tiniest branch creaming in every blossom and frothing with delight.
    (Zora Neale Hurston, "Their Eyes Were Watching God")


  • When one is too old for love, one finds great comfort in good dinners.
    (Zora Neale Hurston)

  • I did not just fall in love. I made a parachute jump.
    (Zora Neale Hurston)

  • Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.
    (Zora Neale Hurston)

  • I have a strong suspicion . . . that much that passes for constant love is a golded-up moment walking in its sleep.
    (Zora Neale Hurston)

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


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