"I appreciate and enjoy my age."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Nikki Giovanni on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Nikki Giovanni on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Nikki Giovanni on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Nikki Giovanni on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Nikki Giovanni on Robert Frost
"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."
"For most of my life, I've thought of myself as pretty cool."
"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."