Maya Angelou Quotes & Wallpapers

Maya Angelou
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I also wear a hat or a very tightly pulled head tie when I write. I suppose I hope by doing that I will keep my brains from seeping out of my scalp and running in great gray blobs down my neck, into my ears, and over my face. Maya Angelou
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There is a world of difference between facts and the truth. You can have so many facts that you don't deal with the truth. You never get to the truth. You have the places where, the people who, the times when, the reasons why, the methods how - blah blah. And never get to the human truth. The human truth is as elusive as the air. And as important as the air. Maya Angelou
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The subject of the poem usually dictates the rhythm or the rhyme and its form. Sometimes, when you finish the poem and you think the poem is finished, the poem says, "You're not finished with me yet," and you have to go back and revise, and you may have another poem altogether. It has its own life to live. Maya Angelou
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Beneath the skin, beyond the differing features and into the true heart of being, fundamentally, we are more alike, my friend, than we are unalike. Maya Angelou
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I note the obvious differences between each sort and type, but we are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike. Maya Angelou
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Your life is much more important that you can imagine... it is your first treasure. Maya Angelou
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We can only know where we're going if we know where we've been. Maya Angelou
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I certainly do not adore the writer's discipline. I have lost lovers, endangered friendships, and blundered into eccentricity, impelled by a concentration which usually is to be found only in the minds of people about to be executed in the next half hour. Maya Angelou
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Difficult is a far cry from impossible. The distance between these two lies hope. Hope and fear cannot occupy the same space at the same time. Invite one to stay. Maya Angelou
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Self-pity in its early stages is as snug as a feather mattress. Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable. Maya Angelou
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If I'm here, I'll be trying to be a better human being, a better writer, a better friend and a better beloved. Maya Angelou
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Every day I awaken I am grateful. My intent is to be totally present in that day. And laugh as much as possible. Maya Angelou
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I believe that each of us comes from the Creator trailing wisps of glory. So at this wonderful, young age of 65, I don't know yet what the Lord has for me to do. I try to live up to the energy and to the calling, but I wouldn't dare say I have even scratched the surface yet. Maya Angelou
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It is better to control oneself, if one can, and not hit back. But on certain occasions, it is imperative to defend oneself. I don't think it's fair to ask anybody not to defend herself or himself. Maya Angelou
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Because of technological breakthroughs, the society will need fewer and fewer unskilled laborers. Maya Angelou
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If you happen to fall in love with someone in another race, it's more difficult, because you have to translate yourself. Maya Angelou
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You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes, You may kill me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I'll rise. Maya Angelou
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I answer the heroic question Death, where is thy sting? with It is here in my heart and mind and memories. Maya Angelou
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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. Maya Angelou
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Never, never let a person know you're frightened. And a group of them ... absolutely never. Fear brings out the worst in everybody. Maya Angelou
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If we are honest and fair, then we are known by that. If we are not, alas, we are known by that as well. What we want to do is do right, but you have to say it, you have to show it, and not stop. Maya Angelou
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The trouble for the thief is not how to steal the chief's bugle, but where to blow it. Maya Angelou
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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
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Raising kids is like nailing Jell-O to a tree. Maya Angelou
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Age is nothing; waking up is everything. Maya Angelou
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Laugh as much as you can. Maya Angelou
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My great blessing is my son, but I have daughters. I have white ones and Black ones and fat ones and thin ones and pretty ones and plain. I have gay ones and straight. I have daughters. I have Asian ones, I have Jewish ones, I have Muslim ones. Maya Angelou
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And one of my absolute favorite quotes of all-time, one that I've adopted as one of my greatest life mottos: Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: "I'm with you kid. Let's go." Maya Angelou
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Thank you, always say thank you; it's the greatest gift you can give someone; because thank you is what you say to God. Maya Angelou
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We do the best we can with what we know, and when we know better, we do better. Maya Angelou
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When teachers or people in authority put me down or in one way or another tried to make me feel less than equal to what they thought I should be - my mother was on my side. It was amazing. Maya Angelou
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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. Maya Angelou
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I was grateful to see President Obama's victory speech. I was over the moon to see the audience. There were about 60 percent white voters the other 40 percent were African Americans, Asian, Spanish speaking etc. I wept at that spectacle, it told me that the pundits that continue in our country to try to polarize us, to keep us apart, are not succeeding. Americans are waking up not only to the truth, but the truth in each other. Hallelujah! 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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Living well is an art that can be developed: a love of life and ability to take great pleasure from small offerings and assurance that the world owes you nothing and that every gift is exactly that, a gift. Maya Angelou
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We are all human; therefore, nothing human can be alien to us. Maya Angelou
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If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be good to me? Maya Angelou
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They who have health have hope; and they who have hope, have everything. Maya Angelou
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You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. Try to be a rainbow in someone else's cloud. Do not complain. Make every effort to change things you do not like. If you cannot make a change, change the way you have been thinking. You might find a new solution. Maya Angelou
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I'm convinced that I'm a child of God. That's wonderful, exhilarating, liberating, full of promise. But the burden which goes along with that is, I'm convinced that everybody is a child of God. . . . I weep a lot. I thank God I laugh a lot, too. The main thing in one's own private world is to try to laugh as much as you cry. Maya Angelou
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When asked how she knows when her writing is where she wants it to be: "I know when it's the best I can do. It may not be the best there is. Another writer may do it much better. But I know when it's the best I can do. I know that one of the great arts that the writer develops is the art of saying, 'No. No, I'm finished. Bye.' And leaving it alone. I will not write it into the ground. I will not write the life out of it. I won't do that." Maya Angelou
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I'm a feminist. I've been a female for a long time now. It'd be stupid not to be on my own side. Maya Angelou
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One must know not just how to accept a gift, but with what grace to share it. Maya Angelou
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If we are bold, love strikes away the chains of fear from our souls. Maya Angelou
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Love costs all we are and will ever be. Yet it is only love which sets us free. A Brave and Startling Truth. Maya Angelou
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Courage allows the successful woman to fail - and to learn powerful lessons from the failure - so that in the end, she didn't fail at all. Maya Angelou
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Every journey begins with a single step. Maya Angelou
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I had to trust life and believe that life loved the person who dared to live it. Maya Angelou
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Now, after years of observation and enough courage to admit what I have observed, I try to plant peace if I do not want discord; to plant loyalty and honesty if I want to avoid betrayal and lies. Maya Angelou
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She comprehended the perversity of life, that in the struggle lies the joy. Maya Angelou
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In order to be a mentor, and an effective one, one must care. You must care. You don't have to know how many square miles are in Idaho, you don't need to know what is the chemical makeup of chemistry, or of blood or water. Know what you know and care about the person, care about what you know and care about the person you're sharing with. Maya Angelou
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Love life. Engage in it. Give it all you've got. Love it with a passion because life truly does give back, many times over, what you put into it. Maya Angelou
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A certain person wondered why a big strong girl like me wouldn't keep a job which paid a normal salary. I took my time to lead her and to read her every page. Even minimal people can't survive on minimal wage. A certain person wondered why I wait all week for you. I didn't have the words to describe just what you do. I said you had the motion of the ocean in your walk, and when you solve my riddles you don't even have to talk. Maya Angelou
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Food served is always more than just food served. That is to say, it is more than just fuel for the body. Depending upon who has prepared the food and who has served it and with what spirit, it can uplift the-and around the world, in every culture, food is used to flirt, to be coy, a raise in the employment or to search for employment. It can bring warring factions together. Maya Angelou
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I am a child of God. I always carry that with me. Maya Angelou
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Few, if any, survive their teens. Most surrender to the vague but murderous pressure of adult conformity. Maya Angelou
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One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Maya Angelou
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In spite of everything that was done to me and my race, in spite of the adversity and the bitter moments, again we rise. Maya Angelou
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Be certain that you do not die without having done something wonderful for humanity. Maya Angelou
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If more Africans had eaten missionaries, the continent would be in better shape Maya Angelou
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I don't believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at. Maya Angelou
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'God put the rainbow in the clouds, not just in the sky'... It is wise to realize we already have rainbows in our clouds, or we wouldn't be here. If the rainbow is in the clouds, then in the worst of time, there is the possibility of seeing hope... We can say 'I can be a rainbow in the cloud for someone yet to be.' That may be our calling. Maya Angelou
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Original thinking migrates each day in search of nourishment. Maya Angelou
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I answer the heroic question, 'Death, where is thy sting?' with 'It is in my heart and mind and memories. Maya Angelou
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This is a wonderful day, I have never seen this one before. Maya Angelou
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In diversity there is beauty and there is strength. Maya Angelou
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You want me to do something... tell me I can't do it. Maya Angelou
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I did what I knew.. when I knew better, I did better Maya Angelou
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Pretty Women Wonder Where My Secret Lies, Im Not Cute Or Built To Fit A Fashion Models Size. Maya Angelou
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The future is plump with promise. Maya Angelou
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