Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

Maya Angelou Quotes

  • ''“I want to thank you, Lord, for life and all thats in it.
    Thank you for the day and for the hour, and the minute. ” ''
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  • ''“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” ''
  • ''"Nothing will work unless you do"''
  • ''“I am convinced that most people do not grow up...We marry and dare to have children and call that growing up. I think what we do is mostly grow old. We carry accumulation of years in our bodies, and on our faces, but generally our real selves, the children inside, are innocent and shy as magnolias.” ''
  • ''“Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for.” ''
  • ''“Ive learned that you shouldnt go through life with a catchers mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back.” ''
  • ''“If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.” ''
  • ''“In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours.
    In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.” ''
  • ''“The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” ''
  • ''“Some people cannot see a good thing when it is right here, right now. Others can sense a good thing coming when it is days, months, or miles away.” ''

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Best Poem of Maya Angelou

Still I Rise

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.

Does my haughtiness offend you? ...

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They Went Home

They went home and told their wives,
that never once in all their lives,
had they known a girl like me,
But... They went home.

They said my house was licking clean,
no word I spoke was ever mean,
I had an air of mystery,
But... They went home.

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