We younger Negro artists who create now intend to express our individual dark-skinned selves without fear or shame. If white people are pleased, we are glad. If they are not, it doesn’t matter. We know we are beautiful. And ugly too.
More Langston Hughes quotes :
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.Langston Hughes
Perhaps the mission of an artist is to interpret beauty to people - the beauty within themselves.Langston Hughes