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Literary Birthday - 7 June
Happy Birthday, Nikki Giovanni, born 7 June 1943
10 Quotes
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’m glad I understand that while language is a gift, listening is a responsibility. 
We write because we believe the human spirit cannot be tamed and should not be trained.
Poetry and music are very good friends. Like mommies and daddies and strawberries and cream - they go together.
Art is not for the cultivated taste. It is to cultivate taste.
Some say we are responsible for those we love. Others know we are responsible for those who love us.
Nothing is easy to the unwilling.
If everybody became a poet the world would be much better. We would all read to each other.
The catchword I use with my classes is: The authority of the writer always overcomes the skepticism of the reader.
If you know what you’re talking about, or if you feel that you do, the reader will believe you.
Giovanni is an American writer, commentator, activist, and educator. The author of more than 30 books, she is currently a professor of English at Virginia Tech.
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by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

Literary Birthday - 7 June

Happy Birthday, Nikki Giovanni, born 7 June 1943

10 Quotes

  1. 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.
  2. I’m glad I understand that while language is a gift, listening is a responsibility. 
  3. We write because we believe the human spirit cannot be tamed and should not be trained.
  4. Poetry and music are very good friends. Like mommies and daddies and strawberries and cream - they go together.
  5. Art is not for the cultivated taste. It is to cultivate taste.
  6. Some say we are responsible for those we love. Others know we are responsible for those who love us.
  7. Nothing is easy to the unwilling.
  8. If everybody became a poet the world would be much better. We would all read to each other.
  9. The catchword I use with my classes is: The authority of the writer always overcomes the skepticism of the reader.
  10. If you know what you’re talking about, or if you feel that you do, the reader will believe you.

Giovanni is an American writer, commentator, activist, and educator. The author of more than 30 books, she is currently a professor of English at Virginia Tech.

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