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Nikki Giovanni Quote: “Mistakes are a fact of life: It is the response to the error that counts.”

Mistakes are a fact of life: It is the response to the error that counts.

— Nikki Giovanni



Nikki Giovanni Quote: “We are strong enough to stand tall tearlessly, we are brave enough to bend to cry, and we are sad enough to know that we must laugh again.”

We are strong enough to stand tall tearlessly, we are brave enough to bend to cry, and we are sad enough to know that we must laugh again.

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “The ability to take pride in your own work is one of the hallmarks of sanity.”

The ability to take pride in your own work is one of the hallmarks of sanity.

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “We love because it’s the only true adventure.”

We love because it’s the only true adventure.

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “A lot of people resist transition and therefore never allow themselves to enjoy who they are. Embrace the change, no matter what it is; once you do, you can learn about the new world you’re in and take advantage of it.”

A lot of people resist transition and therefore never allow themselves to enjoy who they are. Embrace the change, no matter what it is; once you do, you can learn about the new world you’re in and take advantage of it.

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “Once you know who you are, you don’t have to worry anymore.”

Once you know who you are, you don’t have to worry anymore.

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “Black love is black wealth.”

Black love is black wealth.

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “We are better than we think and not yet what we want to be.”

We are better than we think and not yet what we want to be.

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “Poems don’t have to rhyme. Poems are about beauty and emotion; in other words poems are about feelings.”

Poems don’t have to rhyme. Poems are about beauty and emotion; in other words poems are about feelings.

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “The unwillingness to try is worse than any failure.”

The unwillingness to try is worse than any failure.

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “I want to be clear about this. If you wrote from experience, you’d get maybe one book, maybe three poems. Writers write from empathy.”

I want to be clear about this. If you wrote from experience, you’d get maybe one book, maybe three poems. Writers write from empathy.

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “If you don’t understand yourself you don’t understand anybody else.”

If you don’t understand yourself you don’t understand anybody else.

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “She knows who she is, because she knows who she isn’t.”

She knows who she is, because she knows who she isn’t.

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “Deal with yourself as a individual, worthy of respect and make everyone else deal with you the same way.”

Deal with yourself as a individual, worthy of respect and make everyone else deal with you the same way.

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “Some say we are responsible for those we love. Others know we are responsible for those who love us.”

Some say we are responsible for those we love. Others know we are responsible for those who love us.

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “If now isn’t a good time for the truth I don’t see when we’ll get to it.”

If now isn’t a good time for the truth I don’t see when we’ll get to it.

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “I would put books on par with chocolate, because a good book is delicious.”

I would put books on par with chocolate, because a good book is delicious.

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “Nothing is easy to the unwilling.”

Nothing is easy to the unwilling.

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “We are less lonely when we connect. Art is connection.”

We are less lonely when we connect. Art is connection.

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “Life is a marvelous, transitory adventure.”

Life is a marvelous, transitory adventure.

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “Just as nature abhors a vacuum, humans resist change. Change will occur; vacuums will be filled.”

Just as nature abhors a vacuum, humans resist change. Change will occur; vacuums will be filled.

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “Who I am really keeps surprising me.”

Who I am really keeps surprising me.

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “Art is not for the cultivated taste. It is to cultivate taste.”

Art is not for the cultivated taste. It is to cultivate taste.

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “VISIBILITY – You’ve got to find a way to make people know you’re there.”

VISIBILITY – You’ve got to find a way to make people know you’re there.

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “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.”

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.

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “Black love is Black wealth and they’ll probably talk about my hard childhood and never understand that all the while I was quite happy.”

Black love is Black wealth and they’ll probably talk about my hard childhood and never understand that all the while I was quite happy.

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “Writing is a conversation with reading; a dialogue with thinking. All conversations with older people contain repetition. Some of the ideas mean a lot to me, just interesting, so I both embrace and attack the ideas because I found them, well, delightful.”

Writing is a conversation with reading; a dialogue with thinking. All conversations with older people contain repetition. Some of the ideas mean a lot to me, just interesting, so I both embrace and attack the ideas because I found them, well, delightful.

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “Everything will change. The only question is growing up or decaying.”

Everything will change. The only question is growing up or decaying.

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “Death is a slave’s freedom.”

Death is a slave’s freedom.

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “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.”

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.

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “I am so hip even my errors are correct.”

I am so hip even my errors are correct.

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “I appreciate and enjoy my age.”

I appreciate and enjoy my age.

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “You must be unintimidated by your own thoughts because if you write with someone looking over you shoulder, you’ll never write.”

You must be unintimidated by your own thoughts because if you write with someone looking over you shoulder, you’ll never write.

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “White people really deal more with God and black people with Jesus.”

White people really deal more with God and black people with Jesus.

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “To write poems, I think it’s important to do research, and research mostly is going to come from books, so all of your reading is potentially helpful to your poetry.”

To write poems, I think it’s important to do research, and research mostly is going to come from books, so all of your reading is potentially helpful to your poetry.

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “Young people coming up who are having difficulty with their so-called celebrity need to get back into their lives. It’s your life and you can’t let the fact that you do something pretty good take away the joy of it.”

Young people coming up who are having difficulty with their so-called celebrity need to get back into their lives. It’s your life and you can’t let the fact that you do something pretty good take away the joy of it.

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “Poetry is the most mistaught subject in any school because we teach poetry by form and not by content.”

Poetry is the most mistaught subject in any school because we teach poetry by form and not by content.

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “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.”

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.

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “I love you because no two snowflakes are alike, and it is possible, if you stand tippy-toe, to walk between the raindrops.”

I love you because no two snowflakes are alike, and it is possible, if you stand tippy-toe, to walk between the raindrops.

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “Show me someone not full of herself and I’ll show you a hungry person.”

Show me someone not full of herself and I’ll show you a hungry person.

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “Educational progress is a national concern; education is a private one.”

Educational progress is a national concern; education is a private one.

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “Everybody that loves freedom loves Harriet Tubman because she was determined not only to be free, but to make free as many people as she could.”

Everybody that loves freedom loves Harriet Tubman because she was determined not only to be free, but to make free as many people as she could.

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “What’s the difference between dragging a black man behind a truck in Jasper, Texas, and beating a white boy to death in Wyoming because he’s gay?”

What’s the difference between dragging a black man behind a truck in Jasper, Texas, and beating a white boy to death in Wyoming because he’s gay?

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “I am a huge fan of the Black woman. I never hesitate to recommend her when times are bad or things go wrong.”

I am a huge fan of the Black woman. I never hesitate to recommend her when times are bad or things go wrong.

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “It is not who you attend school with but who controls the school you attend.”

It is not who you attend school with but who controls the school you attend.

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “And you will understand all too soon That you, my children of battle, are your heroes.”

And you will understand all too soon That you, my children of battle, are your heroes.

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “If you were a pure bolt of fire-cutting the skies I’d touch you-risking my life-not because I’m brave or strong, but because I’m fascinated by what the outcome would be.”

If you were a pure bolt of fire-cutting the skies I’d touch you-risking my life-not because I’m brave or strong, but because I’m fascinated by what the outcome would be.

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “Poetry and music are very good friends. Like mommies and daddies and strawberries and cream – they go together.”

Poetry and music are very good friends. Like mommies and daddies and strawberries and cream – they go together.

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “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.”

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.

— Nikki Giovanni


Nikki Giovanni Quote: “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.”

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.

— Nikki Giovanni

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