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Thomcat Wed 25-May-05 12:11:11

Interview with Maya Angelou on her 70+ birthday.
asked her what she thought of growing older, she said it was "exciting."

Regarding body changes, she said there were many, occurring every day..like her breasts. They seem
to be in a race to see which will reach her waist first.

Maya Angelou said this:

"I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today,life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.

I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights."

"I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them
when they're gone from your life.

"I've learned that making a "living" is
not the same thing as "making a life."

"I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.

"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 some things back."

"I've learned that when ever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision."

"I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one."

"I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back."

"I've learned that I still have a lot to learn."

"I¹ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

Lizzylou Wed 25-May-05 12:12:09

Fabulous words of wisdom....wish I was that wise!

Bugsy2 Wed 25-May-05 12:31:48

What a wise old bird - thanks for posting her words Thomcat.

almostanangel Wed 25-May-05 12:33:03

oh i like that!

Mothernature Wed 25-May-05 12:36:24

Dr Maya Angelou is hailed as one of the great voices of contemporary literature and as a remarkable Renaissance woman. Being a poet, educator, historian, best-selling author, actress, playwright, civil-rights activist, producer and director, Dr. Angelou continues to travel the world making appearances, spreading her legendary wisdom.

A mesmerizing vision of grace, swaying and stirring when she moves, Dr. Angelou captivates her audiences lyrically with vigor, fire and perception. She has the unique ability to shatter the opaque prisms of race and class between reader and subject throughout her books of poetry and her autobiographies.

Dr. Angelou has authored twelve best-selling books including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and her current best-seller A Song Flung Up to Heaven.

In 1981, Dr. Angelou was appointed to a lifetime position as the first Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University.

In January 1993, she became only the second poet in U.S. History to have the honor of writing and reciting original work at the Presidential Inauguration.

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