The Saturday Writing Quote — Angelou on language

maya on creativity

“Words are things. You must be careful, careful about calling people out of their names, using racial pejoratives and sexual pejoratives and all that ignorance. Don’t do that. Some day we’ll be able to measure the power of words. I think they are things. They get on the walls. They get in your wallpaper. They get in your rugs, in your upholstery, and your clothes, and finally in to you.”

—Maya Angelou (1928-2014), American novelist, poet, essayist, and all-around amazing woman

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