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Maya Angelou Quotes

110 Maya Angelou quotes:

"I believe talent is like electricity. We don't understand electricity. We use it. You can plug into it and light up a lamp, keep a heart pump going, light a cathedral, or you can electrocute a person with it. Electricity will do all that. It makes no"
"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."
Author: Angelou Quotes Category: American Poet Quotes Agony Quotes
"I am always talking about the human condition and about American society in particular: what it is like to be human, what makes us weep, what makes us fall and stumble and somehow rise and go on from darkness into darkness and that darkness carpeted"
Author: Angelou Quotes Category: America Quotes
"You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. Please remember that your difficulties do not define you. They simply strengthen your ability to overcome."
Author: Angelou Quotes Category: Ability Quotes
"While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God's creation."
"Self-pity in its early stages is as snug as a feather mattress. Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable."
"The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned."
"If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love."
"It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength."
"If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities."
"i can be changed by what happens to me. but i refuse to be reduced by it."
"If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don't be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning 'Good morning' at total strangers."
Author: Angelou Quotes Category: Attitude Quotes
"I answer the heroic question "Death, where is they sting?" with "It is here in my heart and mind and memories."
Author: Angelou Quotes Category: Attitude Quotes
"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."
Author: Angelou Quotes Category: Attitude Quotes
"Living a life is like constructing a building: if you start wrong, you'll end wrong."
Author: Angelou Quotes Category: Attitude Quotes
"Most plain girls are virtuous because of the scarcity to be otherwise"
Author: Angelou Quotes Category: Appearance Quotes
"I try to live what I consider a "poetic existence." That means I take responsibility for the air I breathe and the space I take up. I try to be immediate, to be totally present for all my work."
"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."
"At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice."
"Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: ''I'm with you kid. Let's go.''"

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