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Nikki Giovanni's Profile

Brief about Nikki Giovanni: By info that we know Nikki Giovanni was born at 1943-06-07. And also Nikki Giovanni is American Poet.

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I appreciate and enjoy my age.

Tags: Age, Appreciate, Enjoy

I spend a lot of time learning about bird watching.

Tags: Bird, Learning, Time

I'm just totally fascinated by people.

Tags: Fascinated, Totally

If everybody became a poet the world would be much better. We would all read to each other.

Tags: Everybody, Poet, Read

If you know what you're talking about, or if you feel that you do, the reader will believe you.

Tags: Reader, Talking

Sacred cows make very poor gladiators.

Tags: Cows, Poor, Sacred

The catchword I use with my classes is: The authority of the writer always overcomes the skepticism of the reader.

Tags: Authority, Reader, Writer

We believe 'Peter Rabbit' because Beatrix Potter believes it. You have to.

Tags: Believes, Potter, Rabbit

We eat up artists like there's going to be a famine at the end.

Tags: Artists, Eat, End

When you are skinning your customers, you should leave some skin on to grow again so that you can skin them again.

Tags: Again, Grow, Leave

I had a really nice childhood; I had great parents. I earned my allowance by washing dishes, and in the summer I earned my allowance by working in daddy's garden.

Tags: Great, Nice, Parents

The poet Melvin B. Tolson once said, 'A civilization is judged only in its decline.' That made sense to me. I would imagine the same is true for poets and tennis players.

Tags: Said, Sense, True

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.

Tags: Failure, Life, Mind

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.

Tags: Change, Enjoy, Learn

We love because it's the only true adventure.

Tags: Adventure, Love, True

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

Tags: Love, Others

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

Tags: Fact, Life, Mistakes

We write because we believe the human spirit cannot be tamed and should not be trained.

Tags: Cannot, Human, Write

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

Tags: Else, Understand, Yourself

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.

Tags: Give, Great, History
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