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Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou

An internationally known and respected writer, poet and educator, Maya Angelou has authored such well-known titles as "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" and "Gather Together in My Name." She has produced and starred in several plays and authored the musical score and screenplay for the film Georgia, Georgia. She has been the recipient of many awards, including the Golden Eagle Award for her…

Date of Birth: April 04, 1928


Found 178 quotes by Maya Angelou .
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"I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life."" Maya Angelou
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Life    Quote of the Day   

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"If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities." Maya Angelou
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American Poet    Discovery    Luck    Pearls of Wisdom    Positive    Reality   

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"Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time." 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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"The most called-upon prerequisite of a friend is an accessible ear." 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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Attitude    Change   

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"Love builds up the broken wall
and straigtens 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."
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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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"I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision." Maya Angelou
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"We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated." Maya Angelou
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American Poet    Attitude   

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"If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don't be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning 'Good morning' at total strangers." Maya Angelou
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"A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent." Maya Angelou
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"I don't believe the 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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"How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!" Maya Angelou
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American Poet    Celebration   

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"One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest." Maya Angelou
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"While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God's creation." Maya Angelou
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"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
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"I do not believe that the accident of birth makes people sisters and brothers. It makes them siblings. Gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood are conditions people have to work at. It's a serious matter. You compromise, you give, you take, you stand firm, and you're relentless...And it is an investment. Sisterhood means if you happen to be in Burma and I happen to be in San Diego and I'm married to someone who is very jealous and you're married to somebody who is very possessive, if you call me in the middle of the night, I have to come." Maya Angelou
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"Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean." Maya Angelou
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American Poet    Anger   

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"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Maya Angelou
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"You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it." Maya Angelou
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