Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937) is a Rebellious Lawyering Conference 2014 top fiction pick.
From Their Eyes Were Watching God:
“Love is like the sea. It’s a moving thing, but still and all, it takes its shape from the shore it meets, and it’s different with every shore.”
“Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board. For some they come in with the tide. For others they sail forever on the horizon, never out of sight, never landing until the Watcher turns his eyes away in resignation, his dreams mocked to death by Time.”
“Janie saw her life like a great tree in leaf with the things suffered, things enjoyed, things done and undone. Dawn and doom was in the branches”
“It was funny if you looked at it right quick, but it got pitiful if you thought about it awhile.”
“She ain’t a fact and neither do she make a good story when you tell about her.”
“Mind-pictures brought feelings, and feelings dragged out dramas from the hollows of the heart.”