I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.

Maya Angelou (1928-2014) American poet, memoirist, activist [b. Marguerite Ann Johnson]
“Kicking Ass” (interview), Girl About Town (13 Oct 1986)

Reprinted in Jeffrey M. Elliot (ed.), Conversations with Maya Angelou (1989)
Added on 11-Jun-09 | Last updated 11-Jun-09
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