Maya Angelou Quotes


110 Maya Angelou quotes:



"There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain."
"As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them."
"If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform a million realities."
"At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice."
"My life has been one great big joke, a dance that's walked a song that's spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke when I think about myself."
"Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: ''I'm with you kid. Let's go.''"
"One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest."
"Nature has no mercy at all. Nature says, I'm going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no snowshoes, that's tough. I am going to snow anyway."
"The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerance. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors, and deserves respect if not enthusiastic acceptance."
"While the rest of the world has been improving technology, Ghana has been improving the quality of man's humanity to man."
"Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning."
"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends."
Author: Angelou Quotes Category: American Poet Quotes Bigotry Quotes
"We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders."
"The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart."
Author: Angelou Quotes Category: American Poet Quotes Brains Quotes
"There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing."
"The sadness of the women's movement is that they don't allow the necessity of love. See, I don't personally trust any revolution where love is not allowed."
Author: Angelou Quotes Category: American Poet Quotes Feminism Quotes
"I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself."
"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."
"Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage."



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