Citações Maya Angelou
Machado de Assis is a South American writer — black father, Portuguese mother — writing in 1865, say. I thought the book was very nice. Then I went back and read the book and said, Hmm. I didn’t realize all that was in that book. Then I read it again, and again, and I came to the conclusion that what Machado de Assis had done for me was almost a trick: he had beckoned me onto the beach to watch a sunset. And I had watched the sunset with pleasure. When I turned around to come back in I found that the tide had come in over my head. That’s when I decided to write.
Paris Review Interview (1990)
— Maya Angelou, And Still I Rise
"Still I Rise"
And Still I Rise (1978)
Contexto: Out of the huts of history's shame
Up from a past that's rooted in pain
I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
— Maya Angelou, livro Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas
Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas (1976), chapter 5.
Contexto: A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications.... Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
— Maya Angelou, livro I Shall Not Be Moved
I Shall Not Be Moved (1990)
Contexto: p>Visit us again, Savior.Your children, burdened with
disbelief, blinded by a patina
carom down this vale of
fear. We cry for you
although we have lost