Friday, May 12, 2006

Lorraine Hansberry: Favorite Quote


"How much time must one take to know what one feels?"

Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965) was an American playwright and painter, whose A RAISIN IN THE SUN (1959) was the first drama by a black woman to be produced on Broadway.
I find it incredible that her legacy has surpassed her time here on Earth by many years. I wasn't able to find this quote anywhere online? I had to look for it in the book, but it is the one line that stuck with me the most. By the way, have a great weekend!

15 comments:

Michael J. West said...

The answer to her question is, "a lot more than I usually expect."

Have a great one Stephen!

Stephen Bess said...

mjw-
You do the same.

faith said...

I will have to check out the book as well sometime. I love how you educate me on all this history! It is great to learn! If it were not for you I would never have learned a lot of history! Thank you! Have a fun and safe weekend, and spoil your wife on Sunday!

Stephen Bess said...

You're so welcome Faith! Yes, you're right. I'll have to spoil her come Sunday. I have some things planned. I'll make you proud. :) Have a great weekend!

NML said...

Have a fab weekend darling!

Stunuh Jay said...

Happy Friday!
Now that's a quote. Too bad we think too much.

JenellyBean said...

Hopefully one doesnt have to think about what they feel and instead they just allow themselves to feel it.

Spending too much time trying to decipher the feeling will make you so far removed from the actual feeling that you never got time to embrace the feeling.

Peek-A-Boo

Michelle said...

Wow - great quote! You and your blog visitors have to stop by my blog and post some of your best travel tales. Come on SB, take my U Trippin' challenge to celebrate the release of my new book! Fabulous prizes can be yours!
HEE!!!! Have a great weekend.

UARIDI said...

Lovely quote. The movie comes every so often on Sky cinema, it can hurt sometiems.

Have a lovely week and more pictures please.

Bougie Black Boy said...

you inspired me to change my pic, too!

I love these short write-ups you've been doing. . . very interestingly on point!

Stephen Bess said...

nml-
My weekend was nice. I can't wait to read about yours. :)

stunuh-
Yes, we do think too much at times. You know, the one time that I didn't think too much is when I met my wife. Look at me now. :)

jb-
Hello stranger! :)

michele-
I did just that. Give me my $100.00 :)

uaridi-
I love that movie! I own it my private collection. I love that quote by Assagai. It's the truth. Expect more pictures soon. I took some over the weekend.

sej-
Thanks! I like the pic.

Michelle said...

thanks for sharing your great travel story. It was very inspirational to see that brothas can get together for a meaningful long discourse. Would have loved to be a fly in the car for that conversation!

Michelle said...

As a writer, I can only hope my legacy surpasses my time here on earth as is the case with Ms. Hansberry. It's interesting -- God's vision and blessings for us can far surpass what we envision and wish for ourselves. I bet she never dreamed that she'd leave behind the legacy that she did. I didn't realize she died so young though. As a black woman writer it makes me proud that she was the 1st black woman to be produced on Broadway! Okay -- I'll stop hogging up your comments for this post -- I've made up 1/3 already! Hee. Hope your week is off to a good one. (BTW, I ran out of books, yours is in the mail now!)

unanimous said...

Thanx Faith, Stephen represented you very well on Sunday :)

Stephen Bess said...

michele-
Thx for the opportunity to share. :)