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  • I was thinking about that, about the journeys in the film, journey to the roots, journey to the heart. We're all on journeys.
    (Maya Angelou)

  • this is my life. it is my one time to be me. i want to experience every good thing.
    (Maya Angelou)

  • love builds up the broken walland straigtens the crooked path.love keeps the stars in the firmament and imposes rhythm on te ocean tideseach of us is created of itand i suspecteach of us was created for it
    (Maya Angelou)

  • In today's climate in our country, which is sickened with the pollution of pollution, threatened with the prominence of AIDS, riddled with burgeoning racism, rife with growing huddles of the homeless, we need art and we need art in all forms. We need all methods of art to be present, everywhere present, and all the time present.
    (Maya Angelou)

  • If they want to learn how to live life right
    they ought to study me on Saturday night.
    (Maya Angelou, "")


  • The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
    (Maya Angelou)

  • Those of us who have gathered here, ... we owe something from this minute on, so this gathering is not just another footnote on the pages of history.
    (Maya Angelou)

  • It is not the answer you look for that makes you strong. It's the ways that you take that define who you are and what you can do.
    (Maya Angelou)

  • Self-pity in its early stages is as snug as a feather mattress. Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable.
    (Maya Angelou)

  • There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it.
    (Maya Angelou)

  • Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at it destination full of hope.
    (Maya Angelou)

  • There is a kind of strength that is almost frightening in black women. It's as if a steel rod runs right through the head down to the feet.
    (Maya Angelou)

  • There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.
    (Maya Angelou)

  • I do not believe that the accident of birth makes people sisters and brothers. It makes them siblings. Gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood are conditions people have to work at. It's a serious matter. You compromise, you give, you take, you stand firm, and you're relentless...And it is an investment. Sisterhood means if you happen to be in Burma and I happen to be in San Diego and I'm married to someone who is very jealous and you're married to somebody who is very possessive, if you call me in the middle of the night, I have to come.
    (Maya Angelou)

  • She cherished her race. She cherished women. She cared for gay and straight people. She prayed nightly for Palestine and equally for Israel.
    (Maya Angelou)


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