1.07.2008

Wisdom

Maya Angelou was on the Oprah show in April as she celebrated a 70+ birthday. While she was there, she shared many things she's learned over the course of her life and especially her insights on aging. I liked hearing that she was interested in the race her breasts were having to see which would reach her waist first -- I can relate! She was very warm and funny and wise. This is probably my favorite quote from the show:

"I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back." (Maya Angelou)
I agree.

8 comments:

100 Percent Cottam said...

ewww, maya. the race to the waist is just wrong.

Jori said...

I love Maya Angelou. She is one smart lady.

Kristi said...

She's funny and smart! I love her thoughts.

Hacking it up said...

I hate Oprah.

I love Maya Angelou! My favorite quote from her is," We do what we know, and when we know better, we do better." She is so awesome!

Jan said...

Steph - you crack me up. I hate Oprah too -- I didn't even see the show but I read about it. But I love Maya Angelou.

hoLLy said...

i hate oprah too! i love to read that other people do too.

but maya angelou just has this wise aura, doesn't she? i love to hear her speak and am always intrigued by what she has to say. one neat lady.

Emily said...

There is one good thing about being small chested. It'll take awhile longer to reach my waist.

Pedaling said...

nice quote to remember and so true.