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Nikki Giovanni Quotes and Sayings

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Sacred cows make very poor gladiators.
- Nikki Giovanni

I think one of the nicest things that we created as
a generation was just the fact that we could say,
'Hey, I don't like white people.'
- Nikki Giovanni

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

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

 

We love because it's the only true adventure.
- Nikki Giovanni

There're two people in the world that are not likeable:
a master and a slave.
- Nikki Giovanni

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

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White people really deal more with God and black people with Jesus.
- Nikki Giovanni

If I could come back as anything - I'd be a bird,
first, but definitely the command key is my second choice.
- Nikki Giovanni

If you don't understand yourself you don't understand anybody else.
- Nikki Giovanni

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

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

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

Art is not for the cultivated taste.
It is to cultivate taste.
- Nikki Giovanni

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

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

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

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

Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Nothing is at last sacred, but the integrity of your own mind.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Celebrate! Celebration is an expression of Gratitude.
Gratitude is like the prayer, while
Celebration is the hymn and sacred dance.
Celebration is its own road to happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Celebration is the hymn and sacred dance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him,
that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men,
and when he devotes himself helpfully
to all life that is in need of help.
- Albert Schweitzer

Understand that the right to
choose your own path
is a sacred privilege.
Use it.
Dwell in possibility.
- Oprah Winfrey

Our relationships live in the space between us which is sacred.
- Martin Buber

Your sacred space is where you can
find yourself again and again.
- Joseph Campbell

Ritual is the way you carry the presence of the sacred.
Ritual is the spark that must not go out.
- Christina Baldwin

The sacred altar of all existence
is where we meet our ancestors
and our descendants yet unborn.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift
and the rational mind is a faithful servant.
We have created a society that honors the servant
and has forgotten the gift.
- Albert Einstein

There are only four questions of value in life...
What is sacred?
Of what is the spirit made?
What is worth living for,
and what is worth dying for?
The answer to each is the same: only love.
- Johnny Depp as Don Juan in the movie Don Juan De Marco

Know that the true essence of the Golden Rule
is always being compassionate, kind,
generous, and being in service to others.
Compelling others to behave as you wish
them to behave in the name of the
Golden Rule is a corruption of a sacred principle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-respect is often mistaken for arrogance
when in reality it is the opposite.
When we can recognize all our good qualities
as well as or faults with neutrality,
we can start to appreciate ourselves
as we would a dear friend
and experience the comfortable inner glow of respect.
To embrace the journey towards our full potential
we need to become our own loving teacher and coach.
Spurring ourselves on to become better human beings,
we develop true regard for ourselves,
and our life will become sacred.
- Osho

Sacred spaces can be created in any environment.
- Christy Turlington

Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
- Barbara de Angelis

Story is a sacred visualization,
a way of echoing experience.
- Terry Tempest Williams

But let us remember, at the same time,
government is sacred, and not to be trifled with.
- Jonathan Mayhew

The body is a sacred garment.
- Martha Graham

Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor
is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.
- Andrew Carnegie

We make sacred pact. I promise teach
karate to you, you promise learn.
I say, you do, no questions.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Morality and its victim, the mother -
what a terrible picture!
Is there indeed anything more terrible,
more criminal, than our glorified sacred function of motherhood?
- Emma Goldman

You know, in my hometown of Hope, Arkansas,
the three sacred heroes were Jesus, Elvis,
and FDR, not necessarily in that order.
- Mike Huckabee

All Americans have a sacred duty to guarantee Social
Security benefits to our nation's senior citizens.
- Steve King

Every old poem is sacred.
- Horace

Class struggle: external peace, international solidarity,
peace among peoples.
This is the sacred slogan of international socialist
democracy that liberates nations.
- Karl Liebknecht

The only principles of public conduct that are worthy
of a gentleman or a man are to sacrifice estate,
ease, health, and applause, and even life,
to the sacred calls of his country.
- James Otis

Even bad books are books and therefore sacred.
- Gunter Grass

My rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite
smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol
before, after and if need be during all meals
and in the intervals between them.
- Winston Churchill

Sacrifice is nothing other than the production of sacred things.
- Georges Bataille

Today, the degradation of the inner life is symbolized
by the fact that the only place sacred from interruption is the private toilet.
- Lewis Mumford

She was deeply passionate about the sacred feminine.
- Dan Brown

Apparently God takes reception of Holy Communion seriously.
Apparently some things are more sacred than politics.
Apparently it's all or nothing when it comes to being Catholic.
- Carl Olson

We also shot at a location that was an Aboriginal sacred
ground for the shots coming up the cliff.
- Christopher Atkins

Nowadays the rage for possession has got to such a
pitch that there is nothing in the realm of nature,
whether sacred or profane, out of which profit cannot be squeezed.
- Desiderius Erasmus

I don't know how many sacred cows there are today.
I think there's a little confusion between humor and gross passing for humor.
That's kind of regrettable.
- Bob Newhart

Friendship, of itself a holy tie, is made more sacred by adversity.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Freedom is not a gift nor does it simply exist for us to have,
but rather it is a sacred duty, and its blessed yield
of hope is born from none other than the blood of the innocent.
- Bryant H. McGill

I believe in nothing, everything is sacred.
I believe in everything, nothing is sacred.
- Tom Robbins

As for sacred polyphony, there is no reason to be afraid of it.
- Richard Morris

We must join with the tens of millions all over the
world who see in peace our most sacred responsibility.
- Paul Robeson

The freedom of thought is a sacred right of every individual man,
and diversity will continue to increase with the progress,
refinement, and differentiation of the human intellect.
- Felix Adler

The freedom of thought and expression is one of the
most sacred rights in this country.
- Eliot Engel

Work to me is a sacred thing.
- Margaret Bourke-White

All human discoveries seem to be made only for the
purpose of confirming more strongly the truths come from on high,
and contained in the sacred writings.
- William Herschel

A dinner invitation, once accepted, is a sacred obligation.
If you die before the dinner takes place,
your executor must attend.
- Ward McAllister

National defense is the sacred duty of the young and all other people.
- Kim Jong Il

Will you permit the sacred fire of liberty,
brought by your fathers from the venerable temples of Britain,
to be quenched and trodden out on the simple altars they have raised?
- Joseph Howe

Sexuality is a private matter; some believe that broadcasting
it destroys the very things that make it sacred.
- Lance Loud

There are certain promises you make that are more sacred
than anything that happens in a court of law,
I don't care how many Bibles you put your hand on.
- Paul Castellano

Some extremists take elements of the sacred scriptures out of context.
- Cat Stevens

Read the sacred writings of all the peoples on Earth.
Through all of them runs, like a red thread,
the hidden Science of attaining and maintaining wakefulness.
- Gustave Meyrink

Marriage is sacred and protected and has nothing to
do with violating our civil rights.
- Jack Kingston


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