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Dr. Maya Angelou to Oprah: Stop Crying and Say Thank You!
Posted: Wed 09/04/2013 12:00 AM
Last summer, Oprah wrote a note thanking one person she can always count on in her most fearful moments—Dr. Maya Angelou.
"Years ago I phoned her complaining about what I've now long forgotten," Oprah wrote. "She shared these words, 'Courage is the most important of all the virtues, without it, you can practice no other.' It takes courage to be kind when others are not. It takes courage to be truthful when a lie might suffice. It takes courage to keep moving forward, when you'd rather quit. I've learned that courage, or opting for bravery, is feeling the fear and still doing what is necessary to overcome it. And in the very act of bravery you don't feel brave but just feel what is true and most real."
In this vintage clip from The Oprah Winfrey Show, Oprah and Dr. Angelou discuss one of Oprah's most desolate moments and how Dr. Angelou helped her get through it. Get the advice Dr. Angelou shared with Oprah that day and practice it in your own life.
Watch an encore of Oprah's two-hour interview with Dr. Maya Angelou this Sunday at 11 a.m ET/PT on OWN.