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

Phenomenal Woman

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I'm telling lies.
I say,
It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It's the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my ...

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The Lesson

I keep on dying again.
Veins collapse, opening like the
Small fists of sleeping
Children.
Memory of old tombs,
Rotting flesh and worms do
Not convince me against
The challenge. The years
And cold defeat live deep in
Lines along my face.
They dull my eyes, yet
I keep on dying,
Because I love to live.

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