100+ Maya Angelou Quotes - American poet & singer

Maya Angelou Quotes

My mother is so full of joy and life. I am her child. And that is better than being the child of anyone else in the world.


Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.


If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.


I know for sure that love saves me and that it is here to save us all.


Remember, people will judge you by your actions not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold but so does a hard-boiled egg.


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


The main thing in one’s own private world is to try to laugh as much as you cry.


Hoping for the best, prepared for the worst, and unsurprised by anything in between.


You want me to do something… tell me I can’t do it.


The happy heart runs with the river, floats on the air, lifts to the music, soars with the eagle, hopes with the prayer.


Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.


You will face many defeats in your life, but never let yourself be defeated.


I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.


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. What that is, is aging.


You only are free when you realize you belong no place – you belong every place – no place at all. The price is high. The reward is great.


I was very blessed to have family and friends, but particularly family, who told me I was not only all right, I was just right, so I believe that my brain is a good one, and it’s lasting me very well.


History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.


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.


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


When I’m 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.

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