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Maya Angelou Quotes


110 Maya Angelou quotes:



"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."
"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."
"Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning."
"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."
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"There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing."
"Most plain girls are virtuous because of the scarcity of opportunity to be otherwise."
"The need for change bulldozed road down the center of my mind."
"Some critics will write 'Maya Angelou is a natural writer' - which is right after being a natural heart surgeon."
"Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness."



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