But I am taken aback at the latest trend on social media -- to attribute every marginally clever (and often every achingly un-clever) quote or comment to Maya Angelou.
Maya Angelou did not say, "If you ain't rubbin', you ain't racin'."
Maya Angelou did not say, "Check out the hook while my DJ revolves it."
She didn't say, "Like this photo if you believe in Jesus, share this photo if you love Jesus."
Maya Angelou did not say, "Don't you wish your girlfriend was hot like me?"
And she did not say, "Scratch where it itches."
(Although it is possible she did say that at some time, she wasn't the first to come up with it and it shouldn't be attributed to her.)
Maya Angelou did not say those things, OK? You're just putting her name under them to give them undue credibility.
Knock it off.
I have nothing to add.