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Their Eyes Were Watching God
By Zora Neale Hurston
QUOTATION: Ships at a distance have every mans wish on board.
QUOTATION: The spirit of the marriage left the bedroom and took to living
in the parlor.
QUOTATION: Humph! Talkin bout me lookin old! When you
pull down yo britches, you look lak de change uh life.
QUOTATION: Ah done growed ten feet higher from jus listenin
tuh you, Janie. Ah aint satisfied wid mahself no mo.
QUOTATION: You know, honey, us colored folks is branches without roots
and that makes things come round in queer ways.
QUOTATION: You can tell em what Ah say if you wants to. Dats
just de same as me cause mah tongue is in mah friends mouf.
QUOTATION: She had been getting ready for her great journey to the horizons
in search of people; it was important to all the world that she should
find them and they find her, but she had been whipped like a cur dog,
and run off down a back road after things.
QUOTATION: She saw a dust bearing bee sink into the sanctum of a bloom;
the thousand sister calxes 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. So this was a marriage!
QUOTATION: 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.
QUOTATION: He looked like the love thoughts of women. He could be a bee
to a blossoma 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 about him. He was a glance from God.
QUOTATION: So de white man throw down de load and tell de nigger man
tuh pick it up. He pick it up because he have to, but he dont tote
it. He hand it to his womenfolks. De nigger woman is demule uh de world
so fur as Ah can see. Ah been prayin fuh it tuh be different wid
you. Lawd, Lawd, Lawd!
QUOTATION: Ships at a distance have every mans wish on board. For
some they come in with the tide. For others they sail forever on the same
horizon, never out of sight, never landing until the Watcher turns his
away in resignation, his dreams mocked to death by Time. That is the life
of men. Now, women forget all those things they dont want to remember,
and remember everything they dont want to forget. The dream is the
truth. Then they act and do things accordingly.