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Maya Angelou said to Oprah

Posted by saw on September 22, 2004, at 2:09:17

In April, Maya Angelou was interviewed by Oprah on her 70+ birthday. Maya
really is a marvel who has led quite an interesting and exciting life. Oprah
asked her what she thought of growing older. And, there on television, she
said it was "exciting." Regarding body changes, she said there were many,
occurring everyday...like her breasts. They seem to be in a race to see which will
reach her waist, first. The audience laughed so hard they cried. She is such a
simple and honest woman, with so much wisdom in her words. "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 handled 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 second chance. I've learned that you shouldn't
go through life with catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw
something back. "I've learned that whenever 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. I've learned that people will
forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never
forget how you made them feel."

Sabrina

 

Re: Maya Angelou said to Oprah

Posted by boomarang on September 23, 2004, at 15:43:51

In reply to Maya Angelou said to Oprah, posted by saw on September 22, 2004, at 2:09:17

you gotta love that...it's so true.

 

Re: Maya Angelou said to Oprah saw

Posted by karaS on September 23, 2004, at 16:01:47

In reply to Maya Angelou said to Oprah, posted by saw on September 22, 2004, at 2:09:17

Thanks for poasting that. I've always enjoyed seeing Maya Angelou interviewed as well. I copied your post and e-mailed it to a friend who also enjoyed it a lot.

-K

 

Thank you so much for that. (nm)

Posted by Gabbix2 on September 23, 2004, at 16:32:04

In reply to Re: Maya Angelou said to Oprah saw, posted by karaS on September 23, 2004, at 16:01:47

 

Another Maya Angelou quote

Posted by JLx on September 25, 2004, at 18:43:41

In reply to Re: Maya Angelou said to Oprah saw, posted by karaS on September 23, 2004, at 16:01:47

"Not everything you do is going to be a masterpiece, but you get out there and you try and sometimes it really happens. The other times you're just stretching my soul."

JL

 

Re: Maya Angelou said to Oprah saw

Posted by jujube on September 28, 2004, at 10:34:53

In reply to Maya Angelou said to Oprah, posted by saw on September 22, 2004, at 2:09:17

Words to live by!! Thanks for sharing that.

Tamara

> In April, Maya Angelou was interviewed by Oprah on her 70+ birthday. Maya
> really is a marvel who has led quite an interesting and exciting life. Oprah
> asked her what she thought of growing older. And, there on television, she
> said it was "exciting." Regarding body changes, she said there were many,
> occurring everyday...like her breasts. They seem to be in a race to see which will
> reach her waist, first. The audience laughed so hard they cried. She is such a
> simple and honest woman, with so much wisdom in her words. "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 handled 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 second chance. I've learned that you shouldn't
> go through life with catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw
> something back. "I've learned that whenever 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. I've learned that people will
> forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never
> forget how you made them feel."
>
> Sabrina


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