Nikki Giovanni Quotes


16 Nikki Giovanni quotes:



"It's not a ladder we're climbing, it's literature we're producing. . . . We cannot possibly leave it to history as a discipline nor to sociology nor science nor economics to tell the story of our people."
"If now isn't a good time for the truth I don't see when we'll get to it."
"There're two people in the world that are not likeable: a master and a slave."
"We eat up artists like there's going to be a famine at the end."
"Art is not for the cultivated taste. It is to cultivate taste."
"I think one of the nicest things that we created as a generation was just the fact that we could say, 'Hey, I don't like white people.'"
"If I could come back as anything - I'd be a bird, first, but definitely the command key is my second choice."
"We love because it's the only true adventure."
"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."
"Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the error that counts."
"If you don't understand yourself you don't understand anybody else."
"We write because we believe the human spirit cannot be tamed and should not be trained."
Author: Giovanni Quotes Category: American Poet Quotes Spirit Quotes
"Some say we are responsible for those we love. Others know we are responsible for those who love us."
"You must invent your own games and teach us old ones how to play."
"A white face goes with a white mind. Occasionally a black face goes with a white mind. Very seldom a white face will have a black mind."
Author: Giovanni Quotes Category: Mind Quotes
"don't want to be near you for the thoughts we share but the words we never have to speak."
Author: Giovanni Quotes Category: Words Quotes



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