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 Maya Angelou - “One must know not just how to accept a gift, but with what grace to share it.”
 Maya Angelou - “I know you very well, and I know you need a good English teacher.”
 Maya Angelou - “I was thinking about that, about the journeys in the film, journey to the roots, journey to the heart. We're all on journeys.”
 Maya Angelou - “Those of us who have gathered here, ... we owe something from this minute on, so this gathering is not just another footnote on the pages of history.”
 Maya Angelou - “Just as hope rings through laughter, it can also shine through tears.”
 Maya Angelou - “Someone was hurt before you wronged before you beaten before you humiliated before you raped before you yet, someone SURVIVED”
 Maya Angelou - “If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform a million realities.”
 Maya Angelou - “Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told ''I'm with you kid. Let's go.''”
 Maya Angelou - “The need for change bulldozed road down the center of my mind.”
 Maya Angelou - “Some critics will write 'Maya Angelou is a natural writer' - which is right after being a natural heart surgeon.”
 Maya Angelou - “I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands you need to be able to throw something back.”
 Maya Angelou - “I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.”
 Maya Angelou - “I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.”
 Maya Angelou - “How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes”
 Maya Angelou - “The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.”
 Maya Angelou - “this is my life. it is my one time to be me. i want to experience every good thing.”
 Maya Angelou - “Since time is the one immaterial object which we cannot influence--neither speed up nor slow down, add to nor diminish--it is an imponderably valuable gift.”
 Maya Angelou - “All great achievements require time.”
 Maya Angelou - “At the worst of times, there's the possibility of seeing hope, ... That's why that song is so important right now.”
 Maya Angelou - “Some of us are timid. We think we have something to lose so we don't try for that next hill.”
 Maya Angelou - “I am serious, so I laugh a lot. You need to laugh. You don't laugh enough. I don't trust anyone who doesn't laugh.”
 Maya Angelou - “I believe talent is like electricity. We don't understand electricity. We use it. You can plug into it and light up a lamp, keep a heart pump going, light a cathedral, or you can electrocute a person with it. Electricity will do all that. It makes no”
 Maya Angelou - “Anyone of us can be a rainbow in somebody's clouds. I want the University of Cincinnati to be a rainbow in the clouds. The University of Cincinnati is really a possibility of hope it is a rainbow.”
 Maya Angelou - “He loved her. ... she can be talking to me about regular things but when she mentions Martin, her voice always falls a little bit and you can sense the intimacy. ... The sweetness of that relationship was always evident.”
 Maya Angelou - “We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends, and living our lives.”

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