Oprah Winfrey has voiced her admiration for the author over the years. During an interview with Angelou for O magazine
, Oprah said, "No one lives like Maya. This is a woman who, in addition to her acclaimed books, has written screenplays and poems, befriended Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., worked for civil rights, acted on Broadway, been nominated for a Tony and a Pulitzer and won three Grammys. To everything life has offered her, she has said yes--with soul and heart."