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The Eyes Were Watching God Quotes

The Eyes Were Watching God Quotes

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

Here is the year of the snake, which asks questions.

Here is the year of the rat, which answers.

Here is the year of the horse, who likes to roam.

Here is the year of the dragon, who has all kinds of fire in its belly and makes no bones about it.

Here is where I tell you that your fearlessness will always bring you home again and again; that every time you feel yourself drowning in uncertainty or doubt or fear or pain, there is a small part of you that knows what to do—you can breathe underwater just long enough to remind yourself how much you love breathing air again after all these years spent dreaming up ways out—and then infuse your actions with courage even when they don’t feel extraordinary at all: small tasks like going grocery shopping on autopilot or taking out trash at night when everyone else has retired for bed; big ones like standing up for yourself against an abusive co-worker who doesn’t know when enough’s enough already; tiny ones like saying “no thanks” instead of passive-aggressively agreeing because maybe only one person would notice? And then maybe two people would notice if those two were paying attention closely enough….

“She was a pearl-gray mare with the heart of a blue tournament stallion.”

The Eyes Were Watching God is a novel by Zora Neale Hurston that was published in 1937. The novel is set in Eatonville, Florida, where Hurston began her career as a writer and anthropologist. Throughout the book, you’ll find quotes about women’s roles and identity within their communities.

The following quote comes from one of the main characters:


I had the heart of a blue tournament stallion but it was not enough”

“When you loves somebody, you loves em clear through.”

“When you loves somebody, you loves em clear through.”

This is a quote from the book Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. In the novel, Janie Crawford is in love with Tea Cake and wants to be with him forever. She wants him to know that she will love him no matter what happens. When they get married, they live together happily until Tea Cake dies tragically in a fire at his workplace. Even after he dies, though, Janie continues to love him as much as ever because she knows how much their relationship meant to both of them and how deeply their bond was formed over time by shared experiences and mutual respect for each other’s character traits.

“So she sat in her chair and never turned her head when Janie opened the gate and come along the path. When she got close by, Nanny was looking out at the trees as if something was going to happen. And it did. When Janie came up in front of her grandmother, Nanny looked full into her face for the first time. Her eyes grew wide with astonishment and then narrow with scorn.”

Janie’s grandmother is not happy with what she sees. The eyes are watching God, but they are also watching Janie. They have always watched Janie, and now they are watching her even more closely than before.

Janie has grown up in Nanny’s house, so she knows that Nanny does not care for her very much. Her grandmother does not respect or value her as a person, but rather sees Janie as an extension of herself: someone who should do everything she says without question or complaint. Even though this attitude makes Janie feel uncomfortable and angry sometimes (she feels like a slave), it’s important to remember that this type of treatment was common at the time when Zora Neale Hurston wrote her novel. Many black people were treated poorly by their white masters or mistresses during slavery; therefore it makes sense why someone like Nanny would treat another black woman so harshly under similar circumstances.

“When it’s a man, it’s different.”

Men and women are different. The man is strong, he can protect the woman. But there’s also a certain way that men see women, which is why they are weak and need to be protected by them. This quote shows how even in the 1930s when this book was written, it was still common for men to think of women as weaker than themselves and less capable at doing things because of their gender. Men were expected to provide for their wives while they stayed at home taking care of their children and doing chores around the house.”

“The bird that would soar above the level plain of tradition and prejudice must have strong wings.”

This quote is from the chapter “Book of Quotes”. In this chapter, the protagonist Janie Crawford shares her own perspective on life and quotes other people who have inspired her. The quote above is one example of a quote that Janie finds inspirational.

This quote is about how you can’t achieve your goals without hard work. It also emphasizes the importance of being determined to reach your goals.

“When Janie finished talking Nanny looked at her so long that Janie felt like crying. She didn’t know why, but there was always something about Nanny’s looks that made her feel so empty and lonesome inside.”

Nanny was looking at Janie with a look of surprise. It was a look that made Janie feel empty and lonesome inside, but she didn’t know why.

Nanny said, “You shouldn’t say such things.”

“Ah was right here on dis porch, right here settin’ in dis cheer. Ah always set here to see things pass. Some things ain’t got no sense but things don’t pass widout leavin’ they track.”

This quote is an example of how the narrator is able to see things pass without losing sight of herself. She knows her own story, and that makes her able to watch what happens around her without being distracted by it. This quote also implies that some things don’t make sense, but they leave their tracks even if they’re not always understood.

“The horizon is your goal, not the path beneath your feet”

The horizon is your goal, not the path beneath your feet. The horizon is the place you want to be. It’s where you’re headed. The horizon is your destination and it’s also the end of the road—the place where you’ll arrive when all is said and done.