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Nikki Giovanni Quotes

Money may not buy happiness, but it's better to cry in a Lamborghini - Funny Quotes
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why - Mark Twain Quotes
And then you meet one person and your life changes forever - Love Quotes
I like me a little bit more when i'm with you - Love Quotes
When I first saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew - William Shakespeare Quotes
When we first met, i had no idea you would be so important to me - Love Quotes
Having you in my life made everything better - Love Quotes
You had me at hello - Love Quotes
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You must be unintimidated by your own thoughts  (Nikki Giovanni Quotes) Life is a marvelous, transitory adventure  (Nikki Giovanni Quotes) We are less lonely when we connect. Art is connection.  (Nikki Giovanni Quotes) For most of my life, I’ve thought of myself as pretty cool  (Nikki Giovanni Quotes) We obviously need the truth. We’re living in a country of lies.  (Nikki Giovanni Quotes) You’re only as good as your last book  (Nikki Giovanni Quotes) The future is in good hands  (Nikki Giovanni Quotes) Rage is to writers what water is to fish  (Nikki Giovanni Quotes) Facts are only tools to gain control over yourself and other people  (Nikki Giovanni Quotes) All systems require myths for their longevity  (Nikki Giovanni Quotes) I think speeches and fruit should always be fresh  (Nikki Giovanni Quotes) You’re only as good as your last book  (Nikki Giovanni Quotes) We are better than we think and not yet what we want to be  (Nikki Giovanni Quotes) But nonviolence was never for the oppressor; it was for the oppressed  (Nikki Giovanni Quotes) Everybody that loves freedom loves Harriet Tubman because she was determined not only to be free, but to make free as many people as she could  (Nikki Giovanni Quotes) History is wonderful. We have so much we can learn if we would quit making ideology out of history, and just deal with what happened  (Nikki Giovanni Quotes) I’m an old storyteller. [When] I tell the story, it’s about the story  (Nikki Giovanni Quotes) Poetry is like air. It’s one of the necessary things. Everyone benefits from poetry. And as you know, poetry is international. There are only two things that are truly international, poetry and wine  (Nikki Giovanni Quotes) Photographers direct the eye toward a particular object. We who write, one hopes, are directing the heart and the soul  (Nikki Giovanni Quotes) Poets can tell the truth as they see it. It’s the author’s story, the author’s voice  (Nikki Giovanni Quotes) The only way you can grow is to let yourself make mistakes and create contradictions. As we learn new things, some of our old attitudes will change  (Nikki Giovanni Quotes) Poems don’t have to rhyme. Poems are about beauty and emotion; in other words poems are about feelings  (Nikki Giovanni Quotes) To write poems, I think it’s important to do research, and research mostly is going to come from books, so all of your reading is potentially helpful to your poetry  (Nikki Giovanni Quotes) I appreciate my my sleep In sleep my conversation is witty My home is dusted My office work is up to date The dog is even well behaved And food is on the table on time But then when I’m asleep I don’t have you to clutter and confuse My hungry heart  (Nikki Giovanni Quotes) Being Black and poor is, I think, radically different from being anything else and poor. Poor, to most Blacks, is a state of mind. Those who accept it are poor; those who struggle are middle class  (Nikki Giovanni Quotes) I am a huge fan of the Black woman. I never hesitate to recommend her when times are bad or things go wrong  (Nikki Giovanni Quotes) [My] Books are like puppies and children: you love each one for different reasons. I don’t actually have a favorite because, if I were honest, I’m always more excited about what is coming  (Nikki Giovanni Quotes) The only advice [for new writers and poets] I can offer is to be yourself: not the self someone else wants you to be, but the self you are. Enjoy yourself and your life. But most of all travel and eat. That’s how we learn  (Nikki Giovanni Quotes) BEFORE YOU JUMP OFF A BRIDGE OR HANG YOURSELF OR BE UNHAPPY PLEASE CONSIDER: LIVE FOR YOURSELF; THOSE WHO HATE YOU HAVE NO PURCHASE  (Nikki Giovanni Quotes) The trip to Mars can only be understood through Black Americans. I say, the trip to Mars can only be understood through Black Americans  (Nikki Giovanni Quotes)
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