Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

Maya Angelou Quotes

  • ''“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.” ''
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  • ''“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” ''
    Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter
  • ''“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” ''
  • ''“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” ''
  • ''“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.” ''
  • ''“A womans heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her.” ''
  • ''“Try to be a rainbow in someones cloud.”
    ― Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter
  • ''“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”
  • ''“If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be good to me?” ''
  • ''"Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it"''

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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
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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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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