Quotation by Maya Angelou

I believe we are still so innocent. The species are still so innocent that a person who is apt to be murdered believes that the murderer, just before he puts the final wrench on his throat, will have enough compassion to give him one sweet cup of water.
Maya Angelou (b. 1928), U.S. author. interview; repr. In Conversations with Maya Angelou (1989). "Work in Progress," (first published June 1973).
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