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Maya Angelou
(1928-____) born on
Apr 4
US actress, author. She wrote autobiographical best-sellers including "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," 1970.
The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.

I made the decision to quit show business. Give up the skintight dresses and manicured smiles. The false concern over sentimental lyrics. I would never again work to make people smile inanely and would take on the responsibility of making them think.
There is no agony like bearing an untold story inside of you.
The horizon leans forward,
Offering you space to place new steps of change.
I try to live what I consider a "poetic existence." That means I take responsibility for the air I breathe and the space I take up. I try to be immediate, to be totally present for all my work.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," ch. 29, 1969.
R: "The Heart of a Woman," 1981
A: From a collection of quotations found on the Internet.
N: Speech/ 1/20/1993/ at Clinton Inauguration
K: In "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997.

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