Which other quotes were in the running for Maya Angelou stamp?

Maya Angelou quote about birdsThe U.S. Postal Service is honoring Maya Angelou, who died last year at the age of 86, with a commemorative “forever” stamp. Much to the embarrassment of Postmaster General Megan Brennan — who designed the stamp by hand — the words she attributed to Angelou actually belong to someone else. As everyone knows, it was Caroll Spinney, the first person to play Big Bird on “Sesame Street” in 1969, who famously said, “I’m like a bird, I’ll only fly away.”

Which other misattributed quotations were in the running to appear on the stamp?

On desire:

Maya Angelou quote Christmas

On the importance of honesty:

Maya Angelou quote about words and language

On what a woman should say to seduce a man:

Maya Angelou quote about art and life

On the inescapability of time:

Maya Angelou quote about time and aging

On society and conformity:

Maya Angelou quote about society and racism

On death:

Maya Angelou quote about death

On the ubiquitousness of advertising:

Maya Angelou quote about thirst

On the most painful words she’s ever heard:

Maya Angelou quote about fun

On law and order:

Maya Angelou quote about law and order

On how she retains a youthful outlook:

Maya Angelou quote about mornings

On her favorite thing:

Maya Angelou quote about words the best things in life

On the greatest lesson she’s ever learned:

Maya Angelou quote about love and jealousy

On coping with being held prisoner in a homemade pit or dungeon:

Maya Angelou quote about prisons and prisoners

On how a poet might start the night off right:

Maya Angelou quote about drinking and alcohol

On cotton:

Maya Angelou quote about cotton

On her darkest secret:

Maya Angelou quote about regrets

On her favorite word:

Maya Angelou quote about her favorite word

On questions she often has:

Maya Angelou quote about something she said yesterday

On the mysteries of nature:

Maya Angelou quote about foxes

On how she introduces herself:

Maya Angelou quote about greetings