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  • I survived my childhood by birthing many separate identities to stand in for one another in times of great stress and fear.

  • Misfortune had made Lily supple instead of hardening her, and a pliable substance is less easy to break than a stiff one.

  • She is always optimistic and resourceful, a woman who, if cast ashore alone on a desert island, would build a house with a guest room.

  • After the earthquake and the fire comes the still small voice.

  • ... she seemed to be as resilient as a bedspring.

  • After a cruel childhood, one must reinvent oneself. Then reimagine the world.

  • Some folks are natural born kickers. They can always find a way to turn disaster into butter.

  • You may trod me in the very dirt / But still, like dust, I'll rise.

  • Surviving is important, but thriving is elegant.

    • Maya Angelou,
    • in Judith Paterson, "Interview: Maya Angelou," Vogue ()
  • Folks differs, dearie. They differs a lot. Some can stand things that others can't. There's never no way of knowin' how much they can stand.

  • Whoever coined the phrase 'a man's got to play the hand that was dealt him' was most certainly one piss-poor bluffer.

  • Learn the wisdom of compromise, for it is better to bend a little than to break.