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Nikki Giovanni

1943 -
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"A lot of people refuse to do things because they don't want to go naked, don't want to go without guarantee. But that's what's got to happen. You go naked until you die"
"Art is not for the cultivated taste. It is to cultivate taste"
"Everything will change. The only question is growing up or decaying."
"I really don't think life is about the I-could-have-beens. Life is only about the I-tried-to-do. I don't mind the failure but I can't imagine that I'd forgive myself if I didn't try"
"If now isn't a good time for the truth I don't see when we'll get to it. "
"If you don't understand yourself you don't understand anybody else."
"Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the error that counts"
"Some say we are responsible for those we love. Others know we are responsible for those who love us"
"We eat up artists like there's going to be a famine at the end."
"We love because it's the only true adventure"
"White people really deal more with God and black people with Jesus."

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