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.
I don’t know how much longer I’ll be around. I’ll probably be writing when the Lord says, ‘Maya, Maya Angelou, it’s time.’
I was married a few times, and one of my husbands was jealous of me writing.
I believe the best mode of aiding convicts is so to apportion their tasks in prison as to give to the industrious the opportunity of earning a sum for themselves by ‘over-work.’ A man usually values that most for which he has labored; he uses that most frugally which he has toiled hour by hour and day by day to acquire.
Self-pity in its early stage is as snug as a feather mattress. Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable.
The best comfort food will always be greens, cornbread, and fried chicken.
Time passed solely in the pursuit of pleasure leaves no solid enjoyment for the future; but from the hours you spend in reading and studying useful books, you will gather a golden harvest in future years.
We have an obligation to spread amateur baseball both at home and abroad. Building up the game at all levels – Little League, Babe Ruth Leagues, the colleges – is in our own self-interest. That’s where the pool of talent is – and also of fans.
No one man is superior to the game.
I’m just someone who likes cooking and for whom sharing food is a form of expression.