Maya Angelou Quotes & Wallpapers

Maya Angelou
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What you're supposed to do when you don't like a thing is change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it. Don't complain. Maya Angelou
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Never whine. Whining lets a brute know that a victim is in the neighborhood. Maya Angelou
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We are missing Michael. But we do know we had him, and we are the world. Maya Angelou
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There are some nights when sleep plays coy, aloof and disdainful. And all the wiles that I employ to win its service to my side are useless as wounded pride, and much more painful. Maya Angelou
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No sun outlasts its sunset, but will rise again and bring the dawn. Maya Angelou
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Education helps one case cease being intimidated by strange situations. Maya Angelou
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If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Maya Angelou
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Without willing it, I had gone from being ignorant of being ignorant to being aware of being aware. And the worst part of my awareness was that I didn't know what I was aware of. I knew I knew very little, but I was certain that the things I had yet to learn wouldn't be taught to me at George Washington High School. Maya Angelou
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Let's tell the truth to people. When people ask, 'How are you?' have the nerve sometimes to answer truthfully. You must know, however, that people will start avaoiding you because, they, too, have knees that pain them and heads that hurt and they don't want to know about yours. But think of it this way: If people avoid you, you will have more time to meditate and do fine research on a cure for whatever truly afflicts you. Maya Angelou
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I want all my senses engaged. Let me absorb the world's variety and uniqueness. Maya Angelou
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We need much less than we think we need. Maya Angelou
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Had I known that the heart breaks slowly, dismantling itself into unrecognizable plots of misery... had I known yet I would have loved you, your brash and insolent beauty, your heavy comedic face and knowledge of sweet delights, 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
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Most people don't grow up. It's too damn difficult. What happens is most people get older. That's the truth of it. They honor their credit cards, they find parking spaces, they marry, they have the nerve to have children, but they don't grow up. Maya Angelou
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Each time I write a book, every time I face that yellow pad, the challenge is so great. I have written eleven books, but each time I think, 'Uh oh, they're going to find out now. I've run a game on everybody and they're going to find me out. Maya Angelou
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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
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Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option. Maya Angelou
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This conference ? of, for and about women ? is, in itself, a rainbow in the clouds. When numerous women come together and show that they care, not only for themselves but also for each other, that is the occasion when a rainbow is shining down on somebody else. Maya Angelou
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I'm grateful to be of use. I will not be misused or abused, but I will be of use to anybody. Maya Angelou
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On the day of your birth, the Creator filled countless storehouses, set aside for your use and yours alone. Maya Angelou
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Hatred is the ballast of the rock which lies upon our necks and underfoot. Maya Angelou
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Women should be tough, tender, laugh as much as possible, and live long lives. The struggle for equality continues unabated, and the woman warrior who is armed with wit and courage will be among the first to celebrate victory. Maya Angelou
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The most called-upon prerequisite of a friend is an accessible ear. Maya Angelou
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The question is not how to survive, but how to thrive with passion, compassion, humor and style. Maya Angelou
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Life is a gift, and i try to respond with grace and courtesy. Maya Angelou
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Every experience shapes your writing, being stuck in a car on a lonely bridge, or dancing at a prom, being the it girl on the beach, all of those things influence your life, they influence how you write, and the topics you choose to write about. Maya Angelou
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The area where we are the greatest is the area in which we inspire, encourage and connect with another human being. Maya Angelou
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Forgive yourself - no one else will. Maya Angelou
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Stand up straight and realize who you are, that you tower over your circumstances. You are a child of God. Stand up straight. Maya Angelou
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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. Maya Angelou
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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. Love arrives and in its train come ecstasies old memories of pleasure ancient histories of pain. Yet if we are bold, love strikes away the chains of fear from our souls. We are weaned from our timidity In the flush of love's light we dare be brave And suddenly we see that love costs all we are and will ever be. Yet it is only love which sets us free. Maya Angelou
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I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it. Maya Angelou
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When it looks like the sun isn't going to shine any more, God puts a rainbow in the clouds. Each one of us has the possibility, the responsibility, the probability to be the rainbow in the clouds. Maya Angelou
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Talent is like electricity. We don't understand electricity. We use it. Maya Angelou
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All God's children need traveling shoes. Maya Angelou
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Every person needs to take one day away. A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future. Jobs, family, employers, and friends can exist one day without any one of us, and if our egos permit us to confess, they could exist eternally in our absence. Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us. Maya Angelou
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My grandmother told me that every good thing I do helps some human being in the world. I believed her 50 years ago and still do. Maya Angelou
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The most important thing is to DARE. Maya Angelou
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Just because I am wheelchair-bound doesn't mean I don't get around. Maya Angelou
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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 still survive. Maya Angelou
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I am capable of what every other human is capable of. This is one of the great lessons of war and life. Maya Angelou
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I went to sleep last night And I arose with the dawn, I know that there are others Who're still sleeping on, They've gone away, You've let me stay, I want to thank You. Maya Angelou
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I have need of a friend. There is one and only one who will give the air from his failing lungs for my body's mend. And that one is my love. Maya Angelou
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I want to be a good human being. I'm doing my best, and I'm working at it. Maya Angelou
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It's hard because people think they have something to lose and the truth is they have everything to gain in trying to love somebody. Maya Angelou
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You can't really know where you are going until you know where you have been. Maya Angelou
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Each of us has the right and the responsibility to asses the road which lie ahead and those over which we have traveled, and if the feature road looms ominous or unpromising, and the road back uninviting-inviting, then we need to gather our resolve and carrying only the necessary baggage, step off that road into another direction. If the new choice is also unpalatable, without embarrassment, we must be ready to change that one as well. Maya Angelou
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Every person needs to take one day away. A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future. Jobs, family, employers, and friends can exist one day without any one of us, and if our egos permit us to confess, they could exist eternally in our absence. Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us. Maya Angelou
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Live life as if it were created just for you. Maya Angelou
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Just as hope rings through laughter, it can also shine through tears. Maya Angelou
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The truth will lead me to all. Maya Angelou
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I respect myself and insist upon it from everybody. And because I do it, I then respect everybody, too. Maya Angelou
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When the human race neglects its weaker members, when the family neglects its weakest one - it's the first blow in a suicidal movement. I see the neglect in cities around the country, in poor white children in West Virginia and Virginia and Kentucky - in the big cities, too, for that matter. Maya Angelou
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Information helps you to see that you're not alone. That there's somebody in Mississippi and somebody in Tokyo who all have wept, who've all longed and lost, who've all been happy. So the library helps you to see, not only that you are not alone, but that you're not really any different from everyone else. Maya Angelou
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I got my own back. Maya Angelou
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The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart. Maya Angelou
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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. Maya Angelou
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If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die. Maya Angelou
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Don't let the incidents which take place in life bring you low. And certainly don't whine. You can be brought low, that's OK, but don't be reduced by them. Just say, 'That's life.' Maya Angelou
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I'm very, very serious - I'm serious enough not to take myself too seriously. That means I can be completely wedded to the moment. But when I leave that moment, I want to be completely wedded to the next moment. Maya Angelou
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At one time, you could sit on the Rue de la Paix in Paris or at the Habima Theater in Tel Aviv or in Medina and you could see a person come in, black, white, it didn't matter. You said, 'That's an American' because there's a readiness to smile and to talk to people. Maya Angelou
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The love of the family, the love of one person can heal. It heals the scars left by a larger society. A massive, powerful society. Maya Angelou
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I would be stupid not to be on my own side. But I'm a human being, too. And I'm on the side of human beings, rather than on the side of crocodiles. Maya Angelou
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I admire people who dare to take the language, English, and understand it and understand the melody. Maya Angelou
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I was married a few times, and one of my husbands was jealous of me writing. Maya Angelou
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The hope, the hope that lives in the breast of the black American, is just so tremendous that it overwhelms me sometimes. Maya Angelou
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It's good to remember that in crises, natural crises, human beings forget for awhile their ignorances, their biases, their prejudices. For a little while, neighbors help neighbors and strangers help strangers. Maya Angelou
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I love wisdom. And you can never be great at anything unless you love it. Not be in love with it, but love the thing, admire the thing. And it seems that if you love the thing, and you don't just want to possess it, it will find you. Maya Angelou
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I was born in St. Louis but lived there just for a few minutes in my life. Maya Angelou
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Since time is the one immaterial object which we cannot influence - neither speed up nor slow down, add to nor diminish - it is an imponderably valuable gift. Each of us has a few minutes a day or a few hours a week which we could donate to an old folks home or a children's hospital ward. The elderly whose pillows we plump or whose water pitchers we refill may or may not thank us for our gift, but the gift is upholding the foundation of the universe. Maya Angelou
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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. Maya Angelou
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