A collection of inspirational quotes by Maya Angelou,Inspirational and motivational quotes by Maya Angelou

A collection of inspirational quotes by Maya Angelou,Inspirational and motivational quotes by Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou quotes
“If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Maya Angelou quotes

“If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.” – Maya Angelou quotes

“If you get, give. If you learn, teach.” – Maya Angelou quotes

“If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.” – Maya Angelou quotes

“I'm a woman,Phenomenally.Phenomenal woman,That's me.” – Maya Angelou quotes

“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” – Maya Angelou quotes

“It takes the human voice to infuse them with the shades of deeper meaning.”― Maya Angelou quotes

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou quotes

“Life loves the liver of it. ” – Maya Angelou quotes

“Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: I'm with you kid. Let's go. ” – Maya Angelou quotes

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”- Maya Angelou quotes

“Most people don’t grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity.” – Maya Angelou quotes

“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.” – 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.” – Maya Angelou 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.”  – Maya Angelou quotes

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. ”- Maya Angelou quotes

“My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.” – Maya Angelou quotes

“My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness.” – Maya Angelou quotes

“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.”  – Maya Angelou quotes

“Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.”- Maya Angelou quotes

“No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.”- Maya Angelou quotes

“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” – Maya Angelou quotes

“Nothing will work unless you do.” – Maya Angelou quotes

“Of all the needs (there are none imaginary) a lonely child has, the one that must be satisfied, if there is going to be hope and a hope of wholeness, is the unshaken need for an unshakable God. ” – 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.” – Maya Angelou quotes

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou quotes

“The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” – Maya Angelou quotes

“The Black female is assaulted in her tender years by all those common forces of nature at the same time she is caught in the tripartite crossfire of masculine prejudice, white illogical hate and Black lack of power.” – Maya Angelou quotes

“The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerence. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors and deserves respect if not enthusiastic admiration.” – Maya Angelou quotes

“The intensity with which young people live demands that they blank out as often as possible.”― Maya Angelou quotes

“The main thing in one's own private world is to try to laugh as much as you cry.” – Maya Angelou quotes

“The need for change bulldozed road down the center of my mind. ” – Maya Angelou quotes

“The needs of society determine its ethics.” – Maya Angelou quotes

“The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.”  – Maya Angelou quotes

“There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it. ” – Maya Angelou quotes

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”- Maya Angelou quotes

“To grow up is to stop putting blame on parents”― Maya Angelou quotes

“Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.” – Maya Angelou 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.” – Maya Angelou quotes

“We are only as blind as we want to be.”― Maya Angelou quotes

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” – Maya Angelou quotes

“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated. ” – Maya Angelou quotes

“We need much less than we think we need.”- Maya Angelou quotes

“We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends and living our lives.”- Maya Angelou quotes

“When I am writing, I am trying to find out who I am, who we are, what we're capable of, how we feel, how we lose and stand up, and go on from darkness into darkness. I'm trying for that. But I'm also trying for the language. I'm trying to see how it can really sound.” – Maya Angelou quotes

“When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature. If I were a young person today, trying to gain a sense of myself in the world, I would do that again by reading, just as I did when I was young.”- Maya Angelou quotes

“When members of a society wish to secure that society’s rich heritage they cherish their arts and respect their artists. The esteem with which we regard the multiple cultures offered in our country enhances our possibilities for healthy survival and continued social development.”― Maya Angelou quotes

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” – Maya Angelou quotes


“You are the sum total of everything you've ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot–it's all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.” – Maya Angelou quotes

“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.”- Maya Angelou quotes

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”- Maya Angelou quotes

“You can't forgive without loving. And I don't mean sentimentality. I don't mean mush. I mean having enough courage to stand up and say, 'I forgive. I'm finished with it.'” – Maya Angelou quotes

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