"For most of my life, I've thought of myself as pretty cool."
"Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances."Nikki Giovanni on Thomas Jefferson
"Rather be dead than cool."Nikki Giovanni on Kurt Cobain
"All women do have a different sense of sexuality, or sense of fun, or sense of like what's sexy or cool or tough."Nikki Giovanni on Angelina Jolie
"Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes."Nikki Giovanni on Walt Whitman
"It's really kind of cool to have solar panels on your roof."Nikki Giovanni on Bill Gates
"I appreciate and enjoy my age."
"A lot of people resist transition and therefore never allow themselves to enjoy who they are. Embrace the change, no matter what it is once you do, you can learn about the new world you're in and take advantage of it."
"Everything will change. The only question is growing up or decaying."
"I really don't think life is about the I-could-have-beens. Life is only about the I-tried-to-do. I don't mind the failure but I can't imagine that I'd forgive myself if I didn't try."
"I am totally fascinated by people and our history as I understand and continue to explore it. People have so much to give and so far to go and yet we have given and gone a great distance. It's really just interesting to ask: why not? And see where that takes me."