I wasn’t a pretty girl. I was six feet tall at 15, you know.
All great artists draw from the same resource: the human heart, which tells us that we are all more alike than we are unalike.
The need for change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind.
Some critics will write ‘Maya Angelou is a natural writer’ – which is right after being a natural heart surgeon.
How wonderful it is to be an American. We have known the best of times and the worst of times.
Once you appreciate one of your blessings, one of your senses, your sense of hearing, then you begin to respect the sense of seeing and touching and tasting, you learn to respect all the senses.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
I write some country music. There’s a song called ‘I Hope You Dance.’ Incredible. I was going to write that poem; somebody beat me to it.
If you want what you’re saying heard, then take your time and say it so that the listener will actually hear it. You might save somebody’s life. Your own, first.
I love a Hebrew National hot dog with an ice-cold Corona – no lime. If the phone rings, I won’t answer until I’m done.