100+ Maya Angelou Quotes - American poet & singer

Maya Angelou Quotes

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


“Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: “I’m with you kid. Let’s go.”


“I work very hard, and I play very hard. I’m grateful for life. And I live it – I believe life loves the liver of it. I live it.”


Take up the battle. Take it up. It’s yours. This is your life. This is your world.


Just do right. Right may not be expedient, it may not be profitable, but it will satisfy your soul. It brings you the kind of protection that bodyguards can’t give you. So try to live your life in a way that you will not regret years of useless virtue and inertia and timidity.


If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.


Each one of us has lived through some devastation, some loneliness, some weather super storm or spiritual super storm, when we look at each other we must say, I understand. I understand how you feel because I have been there myself. We must support each other and empathize with each other because each of us is more alike than we are unalike.


When you learn, teach, when you get, give.


Eating is so intimate. It’s very sensual. When you invite someone to sit at your table and you want to cook for them, you’re inviting a person into your life.


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.


If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.


I know that I’m not the easiest person to live with. The challenge I put on myself is so great that the person I live with feels himself challenged. I bring a lot to bear, and I don’t know how not to.


In a magazine, one can get – from cover to cover – 15 to 20 different ideas about life and how to live it.


You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.


Water isn’t shaped like a river or ocean; it mists invisibly against metal and glass.


“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.”


I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being.


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.

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