Maya Angelou Quotes & Wallpapers

Maya Angelou
Total Quotes: 1283

I speak to the black experience, but I am always talking about the human condition. Maya Angelou

I write some country music. There's a song called 'I Hope You Dance.' Incredible. I was going to write that poem; somebody beat me to it. Maya Angelou

Inscribed on the temple of Apollo Maya Angelou

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

Seek patience and passion in equal amounts. Patience alone will not build the temple. Passion alone will destroy its walls. Maya Angelou

Modesty is a learned affectation. It's no good. Humility is great, because humility says, 'There was someone before me. I'm following in somebody's footsteps.' Maya Angelou

If I have a monument in this world, it is my son. Maya Angelou

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. Please remember that your difficulties do not define you. They simply strengthen your ability to overcome. Maya Angelou

I suggest that the great art belongs to all people, all the time-that indeed it is made for the people, by the people, to the people. Maya Angelou

When I try to describe myself to God I say, "Lord, remember me? Black? Female? Six-foot tall? The writer?" And I almost always get God's attention. Maya Angelou

I write because I am a Black woman, listening attentively to her people. Maya Angelou

The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself. If we don't have that we never grow, we never learn, and sure as heck we should never teach. Maya Angelou

The woman who survives intact and happy must be at once tender and tough. Maya Angelou

Love builds up the broken wall and straightens the crooked path. Love keeps the stars in the firmament and imposes rhythm on the ocean tides. Each of us is created of it and I suspect each of us was created for it Maya Angelou

Love liberates; it doesn't bind. Maya Angelou

One isn't born with courage. One develops it by doing small courageous things-in the way that if one sets out to pick up a 100-pound bag of rice, one would be advised to start with a five-pound bag, then 10 pounds, then 20 pounds, and so forth, until one builds up enough muscle to lift the 100-pound bag. It's the same way with courage. You do small courageous things that require some mental and spiritual exertion. Maya Angelou

Laugh...It's the sweetest thing one can do for oneself and one's fellow human beings. Maya Angelou

Would you deny your son or your daughter the ecstasy of finding someone to love? Maya Angelou

You may not remember what a person said to you, you may not remember what a person did to you, but you will never forget how a person made you feel! Maya Angelou

Each of us has a responsibility for being alive: one responsibility to creation, of which we are a part, another to the creator a debt we repay by trying to extend our areas of comprehension. Maya Angelou

We must infuse our lives with art. Our national leaders must be informed that we want them to use our taxes to support street theatre in order to oppose street gangs. We should have a well-supported regional theatre in order to oppose regionalism and. Maya Angelou

Love is many things. It is varied. One thing love is not, is unsure. Maya Angelou

Most people don't grow up. It's too damn difficult. What happens is most people get older. Maya Angelou

If you have a song to sing, who are you not to open your mouth and sing to the world? Maya Angelou

When the human race neglects its weaker members, when the family neglects its weakest one - it's the first blow in a suicidal movement. Maya Angelou

Sometimes guns really matter. Protecting those who need protection - children, women, minorities in rough parts of town, old folks living in places where cops aren't nearby. Guns are true empowerment for the powerless. Maya Angelou

Through the centuries, we faced down death by daring to hope. Maya Angelou

We will sometimes have defeats in life but you can have defeats without being defeated, you could fail without being a failure. When you see failure and defeats as merely part of the process to get to when. Maya Angelou

You are the sum total of everything you've seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot- it's all right there. Maya Angelou

All great acheivements require time. Maya Angelou

To grow up is to stop putting blame on parents Maya Angelou

The desire to reach hearts is wise Maya Angelou

Not everything you do is going to be a masterpiece, but you get art there and you try and sometimes it really happens. The other times you're just stretching your soul. Maya Angelou

When things were very bad his soul just crawled behind his heart and curled up and went to sleep Maya Angelou

Being a woman is hard work. Maya Angelou

We, unaccustomed to courage exiles from delight live coiled in shells of loneliness until love leaves its high holy temple and comes into our sight to liberate us into life. Maya Angelou

It's the fire in my eyes, And the flash of my teeth, The swing in my waist, And the joy in my feet. I'm a woman Phenomenally. Maya Angelou

Some people cannot see a good thing when it is right here, right now. Others can sense a good thing coming when it is days, months, or miles away. Maya Angelou

I've learned that I still have a lot to learn. Maya Angelou

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

It's a wonderful thing to know that there is something to know there is something greater than I am, and that is God itself. Maya Angelou

Women should be tough, tender, laugh as much as possible, and live long lives. Maya Angelou

I walk into a room Just as cool as you please, And to a man, The fellows stand or Fall down on their knees. Maya Angelou

Don't let the man bring you down. Maya Angelou

Don't trust people who don't laugh Maya Angelou

A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again. Maya Angelou

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

What I think it really means is: I'm a teacher. I am a teacher. I teach all the time, as you do and as all of you do-whether we know it or not, whether we take responsibility for it or not. I hold nothing back because I want to see that light go off. I like to see the children say, 'I never thought of that before.' And I think, 'I've got them!' Maya Angelou

We all have that possibility, that potential and that promise of seeing beyond the seeming. Maya Angelou

Let the brain go to work, let it meet the heart and you will be able to forgive. Maya Angelou

You rose into my life like a promised sunrise, brightening my days with the light in your eyes. I've never been so strong. Now I'm where I belong. Maya Angelou

Courage is the most important of all the virtues, without it, you can practice no other. Maya Angelou

If God put the rainbows right in the clouds themselves, each one of us in the direst and dullest and most dreaded and dreary moments can see a possibility of hope ... Each one of us has the chance to be a rainbow in somebody's cloud. Maya Angelou

My people had used music to soothe slavery's torment or to propitiate God, or to describe the sweetness of love and the distress of lovelessness, but I knew no race could sing and dance its way to freedom. Maya Angelou

You may not get what you paid for, but you will pay for what you get. Maya Angelou

Don't face the day until you've faced God. Maya Angelou

Stormy or sunny days, glorious or lonely nights, I maintain an attitude of gratitude. Maya Angelou

Having courage does not mean that we are unafraid. Having courage and showing courage mean we face our fears. We are able to say, 'I have fallen, but I will get up.' Maya Angelou

If you're going to live, leave a legacy. Make a mark on the world that can't be erased. Maya Angelou

It's amazing. I can do anything. And do it well. Any good thing, I can do it. That's why I am who I am, yes, because God loves me and I'm amazed at it. I'm grateful for it. Maya Angelou

Life is a glorious banquet, a limitless and delicious buffet. Maya Angelou

A single fantasy can transform a million realities. Maya Angelou

Today, the first & last of every Tree/ Speaks to humankind. Come to me, here beside the River. Maya Angelou

People are too busy putting things under microscopes and so forth. Creativity is greater than the sum of its parts. Maya Angelou

Try to be all you can be to be the best human being you can be. Try to be that in your church, in your temple. Try to be that in your classroom. Do it because it is right to do. Maya Angelou

Do not be wedded forever to fear, yoked eternally to brutishness. Maya Angelou

Money and power can liberate only if they are used to do so. They can imprison and inhibit more finally than barred windows and iron chains. Maya Angelou

You can only accomplish what I really love. Do not take the money as a goal. Instead, pursue the things you passionate about, and do good to others can not take my eyes off you Maya Angelou

Continue to plant a kiss of concern on the cheek of the sick and the aged and infirm and count that actions as natural and to be expected. Maya Angelou

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