Nikki Giovanni Quotes (10 quotations)

1. Ain't they got no shame - Nikki Giovanni

2. Everything will change. The only question is growing up or decaying. - Nikki Giovanni

3. I like to tell the truth as I see it. That's why literature is so important. We cannot possibly leave it to history as a discipline nor to sociology nor science nor economics to tell the story of our people. It's not a ladder we are climbing, it's literature we're producing, and there will always be someone to read it. - Nikki Giovanni

4. 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. - Nikki Giovanni

5. Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the error that counts. - Nikki Giovanni

6. Nothing is easy to the unwilling. - Nikki Giovanni

7. 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 live those who offer you depression, despair and disrespect. - Nikki Giovanni

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

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

10. You must invent your own games and teach us old ones how to play. - Nikki Giovanni

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