Happy Birthday Zora

Zora Neale Hurston born on January 7, 1891, in Notasulga, Alabama, brilliant writer and one my favorite books of hers Their Eyes Were Watching God.

“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.”

“I was born in a Negro town. I do not mean by that the black back–side of an average town. Eatonville, Florida, is, and was at the time of my birth, a pure Negro town–charter, mayor, council, town marshal town.” Zora Neale Hurston declares in her memoir, Dust Tracks on a Road.

“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.”

“Those that don’t got it, can’t show it. Those that got it, can’t hide it.”

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

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

“An envious heart makes a treacherous ear.”

“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.”