Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

Maya Angelou Quotes

  • ''“You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.” ''
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  • ''“Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing to the whole woman.” ''
  • ''“The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.” ''
  • ''“Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances. ” ''
  • ''“Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.”''
  • ''“No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.” ''
  • ''“You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air, Ill rise!” ''
  • ''“Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.” ''
  • ''“I dont trust anyone who doesnt laugh.” ''
  • ''“Most people dont grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging.” ''

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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 Detached

We die,
Welcoming Bluebeards to our darkening closets,
Stranglers to our outstretched necks,
Stranglers, who neither care nor
care to know that
DEATH IS INTERNAL.

We pray,
Savoring sweet the teethed lies,

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