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I felt a bit nervous in the first run but in the second I was more relaxed because I knew I had quite a comfortable lead.


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Math, it's a puzzle to me. I love figuring out puzzles.
MAYA LIN
Frequently, I have been asked how I got to be this way. How did I, born black in a white country, po...
MAYA ANGELOU
Soft you day, be velvet soft,
My true love approaches,
Look you bright, you dusty sun, <...
MAYA ANGELOU
It was awful to be Negro and have no control over my life. It was brutal to be young and already tra...
MAYA ANGELOU
The devil lives in our mistakes, the lord lives in our rights. Who lives in our ignorance, and who w...
MAYA ANGELOU
When a woman reads a romance novel, she is putting her own pleasure first. That small act of rebelli...
MAYA RODALE
Very few people grow up
MAYA ANGELOU
Sister, there are people who went to sleep all over the world last night, poor and rich and white an...
MAYA ANGELOU
Whining is not only graceless, but can be dangerous. It can alert a brute that a victim is in the ne...
MAYA ANGELOU
In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours.
In all the world, there is no love for y...
MAYA ANGELOU
I am never proud to participate in violence, yet I know that each of us must care enough for ourselv...
MAYA ANGELOU
You never once looked away from your food. It was as if you were afraid it was going to get up and w...
MAYA BANKS
It terrified me to have an idea that was solely mine to be no longer a part of my mind, but totally ...
MAYA LIN
Next year's budget has already been derailed and the new fiscal year hasn't even begun,
MAYA MACGUINEAS
As what-the-fuck moments went, this one was one of the bigger ones.
MAYA BANKS
When someone shows you who they are believe them; the first time.
MAYA ANGELOU
Out of the huts of history's shame
I rise
Up from a past that's rooted in pain
I rise...
MAYA ANGELOU
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achie...
MAYA ANGELOU
I answer the heroic question Death where is thy sting? It is here in my heart and mind and memories
MAYA ANGELOU
The sadness of the women's movement is that they don't allow the necessity of love. See, I don't per...
MAYA ANGELOU
We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, ...
MAYA ANGELOU
My life has been one great big joke, a dance that's walked a song that's spoke, I laugh so hard I al...
MAYA ANGELOU
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complai...
MAYA ANGELOU
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain...
MAYA ANGELOU
I do not believe that the accident of birth makes people sisters and brothers. It makes them sibling...
MAYA ANGELOU
The thorn from the bush one has planted, nourished and pruned pricks more deeply and draws more bl...
MAYA ANGELOU
Nature has no mercy at all. Nature says, "I'm going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no snowshoe...
MAYA ANGELOU
A woman's beauty is not a gift to man - only a bribe
MAYA ANGELOU
Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told, 'I'm with you kid. Let's go.'
MAYA ANGELOU
The needs of society determine its ethics.
MAYA ANGELOU
History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, however, if faced with courage, need not be ...
MAYA ANGELOU
Of course, there are those critics - New York critics as a rule - who say, 'Well, Maya Angelou h...
MAYA ANGELOU
Won't it be wonderful when black history and native American history and Jewish history and all ...
MAYA ANGELOU
I'm a religious woman. And I feel I have responsibility. I have no modesty at all. I'm even ...
MAYA ANGELOU
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men de...
MAYA ANGELOU
I love the melodies in the Old Testament, how preachers highlight them when they read from the Scrip...
MAYA ANGELOU
We can learn to see each other and see ourselves in each other and recognize that human beings are m...
MAYA ANGELOU
I'm grateful to intelligent people. That doesn't mean educated. That doesn't mean intell...
MAYA ANGELOU
I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it.
MAYA ANGELOU
All great achievements require time.
MAYA ANGELOU
I have a son, who is my heart. A wonderful young man, daring and loving and strong and kind.
MAYA ANGELOU
It's one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody.
MAYA ANGELOU
We write for the same reason that we walk, talk, climb mountains or swim the oceans - because we can...
MAYA ANGELOU
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
MAYA ANGELOU
The hope, the hope that lives in the breast of the black American, is just so tremendous that it ove...
MAYA ANGELOU
In a long meter hymn, a singer - they call it 'lays out a line.' And then the whole church j...
MAYA ANGELOU
I think a number of the leaders are, whether you like it or not, in the hip-hop generation. And when...
MAYA ANGELOU
If I'm the people's poet, then I ought to be in people's hands - and, I hope, in their h...
MAYA ANGELOU
I became the kind of parent my mother was to me.
MAYA ANGELOU
I know that one of the great arts that the writer develops is the art of saying, 'No. No, I'...
MAYA ANGELOU
I was very blessed to have family and friends, but particularly family, who told me I was not only a...
MAYA ANGELOU