Most memorable quotes from Maya Angelou,Maya Angelou quotations

Most memorable quotes from Maya Angelou,Maya Angelou quotations

1 Maya Angelou quotes

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“A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” – Maya Angelou quotes


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“A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent. ” – Maya Angelou quotes


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“A wise woman wishes to be no one's enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone's victim.” – Maya Angelou quotes


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“All great artists draw from the same resource: the human heart, which tells that we are all more alike than we are unalike.” – Maya Angelou quotes


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“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.”  – Maya Angelou quotes


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“At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice. ” – Maya Angelou quotes


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“Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean. ” – Maya Angelou quotes


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“Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives. ” – Maya Angelou quotes


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“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.” – Maya Angelou quotes


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“Determine to live life with flair and laughter.” – Maya Angelou quotes


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“Education helps one case cease being intimidated by strange situations. ” – Maya Angelou quotes


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“Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.” – Maya Angelou quotes


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“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 quotes


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“For Africa to me… is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.”― Maya Angelou quotes


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“Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet.”- Maya Angelou quotes


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“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” – Maya Angelou quotes


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“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, however, if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” – Maya Angelou quotes


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“Hold those things that tell your history and protect them. During slavery, who was able to read or write or keep anything? The ability to have somebody to tell your story to is so important. It says: 'I was here. I may be sold tomorrow. But you know I was here.'” – Maya Angelou quotes


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“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” – Maya Angelou quotes


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“I answer the heroic question Death where is thy sting? It is here in my heart and mind and memories ” – Maya Angelou quotes


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“I believe we are still so innocent. The species are still so innocent that a person who is apt to be murdered believes that the murderer, just before he puts the final wrench on his throat, will have enough compassion to give him one sweet cup of water. ” – Maya Angelou quotes


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“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it. ” – Maya Angelou quotes


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“I couldn’t tell fact from fiction, Or if the dream was true My only sure prediction In this world was you. I’d touch your features inchly. Beard love and dared the cost, The sented spiel reeled me unreal And I found my senses lost.”― Maya Angelou quotes


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“I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” – Maya Angelou quotes


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“I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t laugh.”- Maya Angelou quotes


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“I find it interesting that the meanest life, the poorest existence, is attributed to God's will, but as human beings become more affluent, as their living standard and style begin to ascend the material scale, God descends the scale of responsibility at a commensurate speed. ” – Maya Angelou quotes


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“I had read a Tale of Two Cities and found it up to my standards as a romantic novel. She opened the first page and I heard poetry for the first time in my life…her voice slid in and curved down trough and over the words. She was nearly singing.”― Maya Angelou quotes


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“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.” – Maya Angelou quotes


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“I learned a long time ago the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side, be an advocate for myself and others like me.” – Maya Angelou quotes


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“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 quotes


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“I make writing as much a part of my life as I do eating or listening to music.”― Maya Angelou quotes


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“I might have it at six-fifteen a.m. just as soon as I get in, but usually it's about eleven o'clock when I'll have a glass of sherry.” – Maya Angelou quotes


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“I speak to the Black experience, but I am always talking about the human condition — about what we can endure, dream, fail at and survive.”  – Maya Angelou quotes


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“I want all my senses engaged. Let me absorb the world's variety and uniqueness.” – Maya Angelou quotes


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“I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.”- Maya Angelou quotes


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“I’ve learned that making a ‘living’ is not the same thing as ‘making a life’.”- Maya Angelou quotes


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“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


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“I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life.”- Maya Angelou quotes


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“If growing up is painful for the Southern Black girl, being aware of her displacement is the rust on the razor that threatens the throat.” – Maya Angelou quotes


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“If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be good to me?”- Maya Angelou quotes


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“If more Africans had eaten missionaries, the continent would be in better shape.” – Maya Angelou quotes


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“If someone shows you who they really are, believe them.” – Maya Angelou quotes

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