Nikki Giovanni Quotes

Nikki Giovanni Quotes: The more you love someone the more he wants from you and the less you have to give since you've already given him your love.
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Nikki Giovanni Quote: Storytelling is how history is passed. It's what our ancestors did, it's what everybody's done. It has to come back into a story because otherwise, it's stuck in this book and it's boring and it's academic and I'm not against intelligence and I'm not against education, I don't want to be misunderstood, but we have tell the stories to our young people a little bit early and history gives us a lot of things.
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Quotes about Nikki Giovanni: God knows it's a sign of a really sick mind to see grown people, adults with responsibilities, wearing class rings.
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Quote about Nikki Giovanni: I'm a big fan of history - applying the lessons as well as the joys and sadness. If we pay attention, we would see how we affect each other. In terms of time, we are not that far from one another. If we were to look back a century, it would seem like a long time; but, if we look at it by decades then it's only 10 years, and by generations it's only five.
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Nikki Giovanni Sayings: I am honest; I try to be truthful. I like people and wish us well. We are not always deserving of our own best wishes.
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Nikki Giovanni Saying: 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.
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Sayings about Nikki Giovanni: We eat up artists like there's going to be a famine at the end.
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Saying about Nikki Giovanni: Poetry is the most mistaught subject in any school because we teach poetry by form and not by content.
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Nikki Giovanni Quotes: Don't want to be near you for the thoughts we share but the words we never have to speak.
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Nikki Giovanni Quote: If you're creating a slave situation, you would almost never bring women. And if we look at Slavery for example, we look at the Greeks and the Romans, right? It was always men. They never brought any women. Because women carry the seeds of the revolution, right? And if you have the men by themselves, then you can do what the French did with the Blackfeet, which is breed them out.
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Quotes about Nikki Giovanni: you know a person is having a severe personality crisis if you see a high school class ring on a finger beyond the first semester in college. Male or female. It's a big sign saying nothing has mattered to my life since senior year.
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Quote about Nikki Giovanni: I used to dream militant dreams of taking over america to show these whitefolks how it should be done i used to dream radical dreams of blowing everyone away with my perceptive powers of correct analysis i even used to think that i'd be the one to stop the riot and negotiate the peace then i awoke & dug that if i dreamed natural dreams of being a natural woman doing what a woman does when she's natural i would have a revolution.
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Nikki Giovanni Sayings: I always loved English because whatever human beings are, we are storytellers. It is our stories that give a light to the future. When I went to college I became a history major because history is such a wonderful story of who we think we are. English is much more a story of who we really are.
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Nikki Giovanni Saying: Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations.
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Sayings about Nikki Giovanni: I am totally fascinated by people and our history as I understand and continue to explore it. People have so much to give and so far to go and yet we have given and gone a great distance. It's really just interesting to ask: why not? And see where that takes me.
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Saying about Nikki Giovanni: Show me someone not full of herself and I'll show you a hungry person.
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Nikki Giovanni Quotes: There is always something to do. There are hungry people to feed, naked people to clothe, sick people to comfort and make well. And while I don't expect you to save the world I do think it's not asking too much for you to love those with whom you sleep, share the happiness of those whom you call friend, engage those among you who are visionary and remove from your life those who offer you depression, despair and disrespect.
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Nikki Giovanni Quote: The catchword I use with my classes is: The authority of the writer always overcomes the skepticism of the reader.
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