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  • About herself

    “One would say of my life, 'born loser, had to be'--but it's not the truth. In the black community, however bad it looks, there's a lot of love and so much humor”.


    “Some critics will write 'Maya Angelou is a natural writer' - which is right after being a natural heart surgeon”.


    “Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness”.


    “My life has been one great big joke
    A dance that's walked
    A song that's spoke
    I laugh so hard I almost choke
    When I think about myself”.


    “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”.


    “At fifteen life has taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice”.


    “My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return”.


    “I'm serious, so I laugh a lot. You need to laugh. You don't laugh enough. I don't trust anyone who doesn't laugh”.


















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