Maya Angelou

(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)

Maya Angelou Quotes

  • ''“My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.” ''
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  • ''“Theres a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure truth.” ''
  • ''“Be a rainbow in somebody elses cloud.” ''
  • ''“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” ''
  • ''“Hoping for the best, prepared for the worst, and unsurprised by anything in between.” ''
  • ''“Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.” ''
  • ''“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” ''
  • ''“When you learn, teach, when you get, give.” ''
  • ''“Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet.” ''
  • ''“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.”
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    ― Maya Angelou, Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer

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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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