- "God loaned her His voice. She had the voice of God, and He decided he wanted it back for awhile," Clinton said
- "Miss Angelou’s book is more than a tour de force of language or the story of childhood suffering," Robert A. Gross wrote a 1970 Newsweek review of "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"
- She wrote for presidents, was interviewed by Oprah, was spoofed by Saturday Night Live, and mentioned by rappers