Happy birthday, Lorraine Hansberry! Here are some quotes from the great playwright.
“Look at the world that awaits you!”
“Write if you will: but write about the world as it is and as you think it ought to be and must be—if there is to be a world. Write about all the things that men have written about since the beginning of writing and talking—but write to a point. Work hard at it, care about it. Write about our people: tell their story. You have something glorious to draw on begging for attention. Don’t pass it up. You have something glorious to draw on begging for attention. Don’t pass it up. Use it.”
“I wish to live because life has within it that which is good, that which is beautiful, and that which is love.”
“And as of today, if I am asked abroad if I am a free citizen of the United States of America, I must only say what is true: No.”