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“I had read a Tale of Two Cities and found it up to my standards as a romantic novel. She opened the first page and I heard poetry for the first time in my life…her voice slid in and curved down trough and over the words. She was nearly singing.”

― Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

“When members of a society wish to secure that society’s rich heritage they cherish their arts and respect their artists. The esteem with which we regard the multiple cultures offered in our country enhances our possibilities for healthy survival and continued social development.”

― Maya Angelou

“The intensity with which young people live demands that they “blank out” as often as possible.”

― Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

“For Africa to me… is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.”

― Maya Angelou

“We are only as blind as we want to be.”

― Maya Angelou

“I make writing as much a part of my life as I do eating or listening to music.”

― Maya Angelou

“It takes the human voice to infuse them with the shades of deeper meaning.”

― Maya Angelou

“I couldn’t tell fact from fiction, Or if the dream was true My only sure prediction In this world was you. I’d touch your features inchly. Beard love and dared the cost, The sented spiel reeled me unreal And I found my senses lost.”

― Maya Angelou

“To grow up is to stop putting blame on parents”

― Maya Angelou, Becoming Myself: Reflections on Growing Up Female

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take but by the moments that take your breath away.”

― Maya Angelou

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