"Love, I find is like singing. Everybody can do enough to satisfy themselves, though it may not impress the neighbors as being very much. "
"What is there to say? You know how much I have loved you. "
"When your day is long
and the night,
the night is yours alone,
when you’re sure you’ve had enough
of this life,
well hang on.
Don’t let yourself go,
‘cause everybody cries,
and everybody hurts
"The only important thing in a book is the meaning that it has for you. "
"Opinions are like orgasms… mine matters most and I really don’t care if you have one. "
"You should be angry. You must not be bitter. Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. It doesn’t do anything to the object of its displeasure. So use that anger. You write it. You paint it. You dance it. You march it. You vote it. You do everything about it. You talk it. Never stop talking it. "
Maya Angelou in a 2006 talk with Dave Chappelle on the Sundance Channel’s Iconoclasts series.
"Cut the poison out of your life. No matter what - or whom - it may be. "
"Fate never promises to tell you everything up front. You aren’t always shown the path in life you’re supposed to take. But if there was one thing she’d learned in the past few weeks, it was that sometimes, when you’re really lucky, you meet someone with a map. "