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Maya Angelou

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There's a very fine line between one person's reality and another person's fantasy.
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There is a fine line between censorship and good taste and moral responsibility.
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A chasm reminds us that there is a fine line between bravery and idiocy.
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The line between angry young woman and grumpy old lady is very fine.
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While one may encounter many defeats, one must not be defeated.
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There's a fine line between the Method actor and the schizophrenic.
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There's a fine line between participation and mockery.
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There's a fine line between participation and mockery.
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There is not much difference between a greedy person and a pauper.
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It is a lie.
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They're just being very greedy here.
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For a person who grew up in the '30s and '40s in the segregated South, with so many doors cl...
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kudos to the educators, athletes, dancers, judges, janitors, politicians, artists, actors, writers, ...
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Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any oth...
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Listen carefully to what country people call mother wit. In those homely sayings are couched the col...
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Black women have not historically stood in the pulpit, but that doesn't undermine the fact that they...
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I suggest that the great art belongs to all people, all the time--that indeed it is made for the peo...
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The Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health has a national conference every other year. This...
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Those of us who have gathered here, ... we owe something from this minute on, so this gathering is n...
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Mrs. Parks is for me probably what the Statute of Liberty was for immigrants. She stood for the futu...
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Had I not had my grandmother, who dared to be my rainbow in the clouds, I would have been just anoth...
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I'm not going anywhere. I came here to say something, and I'm not leaving until I'm finished.
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Since time is the one immaterial object which we cannot influence--neither speed up nor slow down, a...
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Someone was hurt before you; wronged before you; beaten before you; humiliated before you; raped bef...
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I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be ...
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See, you don’t have to think about doing the right thing if you are for the right thing then you...
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The main thing in one's own private world is to try to laugh as much as you cry.
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There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure truth.
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You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.
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Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!
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You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead ...
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Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for.
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I never expected anyone to take care of me, but in my wildest dreams and juvenile yearnings, I wante...
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I do like to have guns around. I don't like to carry them. But I like - if somebody is going to ...
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When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
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All God's children need traveling shoes.
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Look at my life. I'm floating like mercury around the earth. My footprints shine with stardust. All ...
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Here on the pulse of this new day,/ You may have the grace to look up and out/ And into your sister'...
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I’ve learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life."
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this is my life. it is my one time to be me. i want to experience every good thing.
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While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone ...
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Like a pianist runs her fingers over the keys, I'll search my mind for what to say. Now, the poe...
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The caged bird sings with a fearful trill,
of things unknown, but longed for still,
and h...
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I know that I've been guided by God. I am obedient.
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Segregation shaped me; education liberated me.
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I wasn't a pretty girl. I was six feet tall at 15, you know.
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You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot - i...
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The Black female is assaulted in her tender years by all those common forces of nature at the same t...
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