James Mercer Langston Hughes was an American social activist, playwright, novelist, poet and essayist. He was associated with the Harlem Renaissance movement that swept across New York City during the 1920s. Hughes was also one of the pioneers of a form of poetry that came to be known as jazz poetry and is regarded as one of its earliest exponents. He had been a poet right from his childhood and his first work titled ‘The Negro Speaks of Rivers’ was published in the influential ‘The Crisis magazine’. That poem became one of his most famous works and was published in several other magazines over the years. Hughes produced a vast amount of work throughout his career including poetry collections like ‘The Weary Blues’, ‘Let America be America Again’, short story collections like ‘The Way of White Folks’ and novels like ‘Not Without Laughter’ among many other works. He was truly an icon of the African-American population of New York City at the time, who provided a whole new perspective to social activism through his literary works. We bring to you a treasure trove of quotes that have been excerpted from his novels, books, poems and writings. Read on to explore a compilation of some of the best known quotes by Langston Hughes, covering various aspects of life. The quotes would surely leave a lasting impression on your mind and keep you inspired.