It’s so tedious writing cookbooks or writing the recipes because I’ve never been much of a measurer. But to write a book, you have to measure everything.
Writing and cookery are just two different means of communication.
I thank God I’m myself and for the life I’m given to live and for friends and lovers and beloveds, and I thank God for knowing that all those people have already paid for me.
Everybody born comes from the Creator trailing wisps of glory. We come from the Creator with creativity. I think that each one of us is born with creativity.
If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.
Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.
Most plain girls are virtuous because of the scarcity of opportunity to be otherwise.
I’ve conducted the Boston Pops! Imagine that! Me! Maya Angelou! I’ve sang and danced at La Scala!
I speak a number of languages, but none are more beautiful to me than English.
I learned a long time ago the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side, be an advocate for myself and others like me.