What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore. …
Maybe it just sags like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?
—Langston Hughes, from his poem “Harlem” (1951)
“Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird, That cannot fly.”
~ Langston Hughes