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Creative Quotations from . . .
Maya Angelou
(1928-____) born on
Apr 4
US actress, author. She wrote autobiographical best-sellers including "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," 1970.
Listen carefully to what country people call mother wit. In those homely sayings are couched the collective wisdom of generations.

There is a kind of strength that is almost frightening in black women. It's as if a steel rod runs right through the head down to the feet.
For Africa to me. . . is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
Nobody, but nobody
Can make it out here alone.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
R: Interview, "A Conversation with Maya Angelou," broadcast 21 Nov. 1973 (published in Conversations with Maya Angelou, 1989).
A: Quoted in: New York Times (16 April 1972).
N: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.

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