I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings Quotes by Paul Laurence Dunbar, Maya Angelou and many others.
But a prayer that he sends from his heart’s deep core.
She comprehended the perversity of life, that in the struggle lies the joy.
The caged bird sings with a fearful trill, of things unknown, but longed for still, and his tune is heard on the distant hill, for the caged bird sings of freedom.
I know why the caged bird sings.
In Stamps the segregation was so complete that most Black children didn’t really, absolutely know what whites looked like.
My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
Few, if any, survive their teens. Most surrender to the vague but murderous pressure of adult conformity.
My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.
The needs of a society determine its ethics.
Ritie, don’t worry ’cause you ain’t pretty. Plenty pretty women I seen digging ditches or worse. You smart. I swear to God, I rather you have a good mind than a cute behind.
Anything that works against you can also work for you once you understand the Principle of Reverse.
Most plain girls are virtuous because of the scarcity of opportunity to be otherwise.
I know why the caged bird sings, ah me, When his wing is bruised and his bosom sore,- When he beats his bars and would be free; It is not a carol of joy or glee, But a prayer that he sends from his heart’s deep core, But a plea, that upward to Heaven he flings- I know why the caged bird sings!