Quotes by Maya Angelou

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Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: "I am with you kid. Let's go."
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The plague of racism is insidious, entering into our minds as smoothly and quietly and invisibly as floating airborne microbes enter into our bodies to find lifelong purchase in our bloodstreams.
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 racism  

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A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
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 beauty  soul  

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As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
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I don't believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at.
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Men fear death, as children fear to go in the dark and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other.
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 children  

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I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catchers mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back.
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Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
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You can never go home again, but the truth is you can never leave home, so it's all right.
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 home  

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How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
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 feminism  firefighters  

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