Maya Angelou Quotes & Wallpapers

Maya Angelou
Total Quotes: 1207


Without courage we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

Visit us again, Savior. Your children, burdened with disbelief, blinded by a patina of wisdom, carom down this vale of fear. We cry for you although we have lost your name. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

It is possible and imperative that we discover A brave and startling truth. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

Had I not had my grandmother, who dared to be my rainbow in the clouds, I would have been just another sexually abused barefoot black girl on the roads of Arkansas. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

The human heart is so delicate and sensitive that it always needs some tangible encouragement to prevent it from faltering in its labour. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

In order to win, we pay with energy and effort and discipline. If we lose, we pay in disappointment, discontent, and lack of fulfillment. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

Have enough courage to love. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

Christians already? It seems to me that it takes a lifetime of work. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

It's wonderful that whenever Patsy Cline's name is mentioned, people's voices fall and they become right sentimental. And, rightly so. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

Nothing hurts more than realizing they meant everything to you, but you meant nothing to them. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

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. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

Living a life is like constructing a building: if you start wrong, you'll end wrong. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

Open your eyes to the beauty around you, open your mind to the wonders of life, open your heart to those who love you, and always be true to yourself. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

When someone shows you who they are believe them; the first time. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

I'm a positive thinker and actor. I look at a glass; a negative person sees the glass and says: too bad it's half empty... I look at the same glass and say: Hallelujah!! It's half full!!! Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

There are those who say that poets should use her and his art to change the world. I'd agree with that, but I think everybody should do that. I think the chef and the baker and the candlestick maker - I think everybody should be hoping to make it a better world. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

I believe everything is energy. I believe that the meal you serve yourself, you prepare, is energy. And if you serve it to your family, it's your gift of energy to them. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

I think we ought to give ourselves more time. We should be more patient with ourselves and with each other. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

Strictly speaking, one cannot legislate love, but what one can do is legislate fairness and justice. If legislation does not prohibit our living side by side, sooner or later your child will fall on the pavement and I'll be the one to pick her up. Or one of my children will not be able to get into the house and you'll have to say, "Stop here until your mom comes here." Legislation affords us the chance to see if we might love each other. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

I made the decision to quit show business. Give up the skintight dresses and manicured smiles. The false concern over sentimental lyrics. I would never again work to make people smile inanely and would take on the responsibility of making them think. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

Shakespeare must be a black girl. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

When we decide to be happy we accept the responsibility to bring happiness to someone else. Some decide that happiness and glee are the same thing, they are not. When we choose happiness we accept the responsibility to lighten the load of someone else and to be a light on the path to another who may be walking in darkness. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

Forgiveness. It's one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody. You are relieved of carrying that burden of resentment. You really are lighter. You feel lighter. You just drop that. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

At the end of the day people won't remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

I'm grateful for being here, for being able to think, for being able to see, for being able to taste, for appreciating love - for knowing that it exists in a world so rife with vulgarity, with brutality and violence, and yet love exists. I'm grateful to know that it exists. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

Soft you day, be velvet soft, My true love approaches, Look you bright, you dusty sun, Array your golden coaches. Soft you wind, be soft as silk My true love is speaking. Hold you birds, your silver throats, His golden voice I'm seeking. Come you death, in haste, do come My shroud of black be weaving, Quiet my heart, be deathly quiet, My true love is leaving. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

I sustain myself with the love of family. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

No human being can be more human than another human being. I liberate you from my ignorance. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

I believed that there was a God because I was told it by my grandmother and later by other adults. But when I found that I knew not only that there was God but that I was a child of God, when I understood that, when I comprehended that, more than that, when I internalized that, ingested that, I became courageous. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

But from a distance. I would have left you whole and wholly for the delectation of those who wanted more and cared less. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

The nice thing about HOPE is that you can give it to someone else, someone who needs it even more than you do, and you will find you have not given yours away at all. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

Hope does not take away your problems. It can lift you above them. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

Life is going to give you just what you put in it. Put your whole heart in everything you do, and pray, then you can wait. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

Life sometimes gives you a second chance. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

Every day offers you 10,000 reasons to cry, but if you can find just one reason to laugh then you will be all right. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

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
Download Wallpaper:

Laugh as often as possible. You must. Because the world will offer you every reason to weep. So as often as possible, you laugh. That, I think, is part of the Great Love. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

When was the last time anyone ever told you how important you are? Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage and tangled Christmas tree lights. I've learned that making a 'living' is not the same thing as 'making a life'. I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. 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 some things back. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

I am convinced that most people do not grow up...We marry and dare to have children and call that growing up. I think what we do is mostly grow old. We carry accumulation of years in our bodies, and on our faces, but generally our real selves, the children inside, are innocent and shy as magnolias. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

In all the institutions I try to be present and accountable for all I do and leave undone. I know that eventually I shall have to be present and accountable n the presence of God. I do not wish to be found wanting. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

It's in the click of my heels, The bend of my hair, the palm of my hand, The need of my care, 'Cause I'm a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That's me. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

My encouragement to you is to go tomorrow to the library. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

When we know better, we do better. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

The needs of a society determine its ethics. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated. It may even be necessary to encounter the defeat so that we can know who we are. So that we can see, "Oh, that happened, and I rose. I did get knocked down flat in front of the whole world, and I rose. I didn't run away; I rose right where I'd been knocked down." That's how you get to know yourself. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

The whites were really brutishly ignorant, blitheringly, so they killed people sometimes - just came into the African-American community and maimed people because they didn't agree with God's choice for the colors of the people's skin. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

Each of us has that right, that possibility, to invent ourselves daily. If a person does not invent herself, she will be invented. So, to be bodacious enough to invent ourselves is wise. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

I am always talking about the human condition and about American society in particular: what it is like to be human, what makes us weep, what makes us fall and stumble and somehow rise and go on from darkness into darkness and that darkness carpeted. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

Step off the road. Build yourself a brand new path. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

Hope is born again in the faces of children. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

Laugh and dare to try to love somebody, starting with yourself. You must love yourself first, of course, and you must protect yourself so that nobody overrides you, overrules you, or steps on you. Just say, 'Just a minute. I'm worth everything, dear.' Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

I don't know if I continue, even today, always liking myself. But what I learned to do many years ago was to forgive myself. It is very important for every human being to forgive herself or himself because if you live, you will make mistakes- it is inevitable. But once you do and you see the mistake, then you forgive yourself and say, 'Well, if I'd known better I'd have done better,' that's all. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

Creativity or talent, like electricity, is something I don't understand but something I'm able to harness and use. While electricity remains a mystery, I know I can plug into it and light up a cathedral or a synagogue or an operating room and use it to help save a life. Or I can use it to electrocute someone. Like electricity, creativity makes no judgment. I can use it productively or destructively. The important thing is to use it. You can't use up creativity. The more you use it, the more you have. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

Being physically close to extreme power causes one to experience a giddiness, an intoxication. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

I've tried to be totally present, so that when I'm finished with a piece of work, I'm finished. ... The work, once completed, does not need me. The work I'm working on needs my total concentration. The one that's finished doesn't belong to me anymore. It belongs to itself. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

You never get over the fear of writing. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

In all my work, in the movies I write, the lyrics, the poetry, the prose, the essays, I am saying that we may encounter many defeats - maybe it's imperative that we encounter the defeats - but we are much stronger than we appear to be and maybe much better than we allow ourselves to be. Human beings are more alike than unalike. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

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 unshaking need for an unshakable God. My pretty Black brother was my Kingdom Come. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

I've had rainbows in my clouds. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

I always felt, if I can get to a library, I'll be OK. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

Each of us has that right, that possibility, to invent ourselves daily. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

The thorn from the bush one has planted, nourished and pruned pricks more deeply and draws more blood. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

We really are 15 countries, and it's remarkable that each of us thinks we represent the real America. The Midwesterner in Kansas, the black American in Durham - both are certain they are the real American. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:

I look at some of the great novelists, and I think the reason they are great is that they're telling the truth. The fact is they're using made-up names, made-up people, made-up places, and made-up times, but they're telling the truth about the human being- what we are capable of, what makes us lose, laugh, weep, fall down, and gnash our teeth and wring our hands and kill each other and love each other. Maya Angelou
Download Wallpaper:



<< PREVIOUS PAGE Page 14 of 18 | NEXT PAGE >
1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18  


RELATED TOPICS

Maya Angelou Quotes, Angelou Maya Gratitude Quotes, Bereavement Poems Maya Angelou, Courage Maya Angelou Quotes, Diversity Maya Angelou Quotes, Grief Quotes Maya Angelou, Home Maya Angelou Quotes, Hope Maya Angelou Quotes, Ignorance Quotes Maya Angelou, Inspirational Messages Maya Angelou, Love Maya Angelou Quotes,