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.”
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    ― 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.”
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  • ''“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

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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Touched By An Angel

We, unaccustomed to courage
exiles from delight
live coiled in shells of loneliness
until love leaves its high holy temple
and comes into our sight
to liberate us into life.

Love arrives
and in its train come ecstasies

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