Maya Angelou

«I’m grateful for being here, for being able to think, for being able to see, for being able to taste, for appreciating love – for knowing that it exists in a world so rife with vulgarity, with brutality and violence, and yet love exists. I’m grateful to know that it exists.»

Maya Angelou


«If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform a million realities.»

Maya Angelou


«I screamed to the heavens....loudly screamed....»

Maya Angelou


«All great achievements require time.»

Maya Angelou


«Nothing will work unless you do.»

Maya Angelou


«Living well is an art that can be developed: a love of life and ability to take great pleasure from small offerings and assurance that the world owes you nothing and that every gift is exactly that, a gift.»

Maya Angelou


«When Great Trees Fall»

Maya Angelou


«I sustain myself with the love of family.»

Maya Angelou


«It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.»

Maya Angelou


«There is nothing quite so tragic as a young cynic, because it means the person has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.»

Maya Angelou


«My life has been one great big joke,»

Maya Angelou


«My life has been long, and believing that life loves the liver of it, I have dared to try many things, sometimes trembling, but daring, still.»

Maya Angelou


«A Woman in harmony with her spirit»

Maya Angelou


«First best is falling in love. Second best is being in love. Least best is falling out of love. But any of it is better than never having been in love.»

Maya Angelou


«You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.»

Maya Angelou


«The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.»

Maya Angelou


«Making a decision to write was a lot like deciding to jump into a frozen lake.»

Maya Angelou


«A wise woman wishes to be no one's enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone's victim.»

Maya Angelou


«In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours.»

Maya Angelou


«I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.»

Maya Angelou


«It’s the fire in my eyes,»

Maya Angelou


«I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.»

Maya Angelou


«Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.»

Maya Angelou


«Let's tell the truth to people. When people ask, 'How are you?' have the nerve sometimes to answer truthfully. You must know, however, that people will start avaoiding you because, they, too, have knees that pain them and heads that hurt and they don't want to know about yours. But think of it this way: If people avoid you, you will have more time to meditate and do fine research on a cure for whatever truly afflicts you.»

Maya Angelou


«No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.»

Maya Angelou


«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.»

Maya Angelou


«The sun has come.»

Maya Angelou


«The“b” word and the “n” word are like poison, whether you take poison from a vial or pour it into Bavarian crystal, it is still poison.»

Maya Angelou


«I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass.»

Maya Angelou


«To those who are given much, much is expected.»

Maya Angelou