Sunday, 12 August 2012

Time For Maya Angelou Quotes

"If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love." Maya Angelou

"Nothing will work unless you do." Maya Angelou

"The need for change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind." Maya Angelou

"Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at it destination full of hope." Maya Angelou

"How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!" Maya Angelou

"There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth." Maya Angelou

"Achievement brings its own anticlimax." Maya Angelou

"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

"Some critics will write 'Maya Angelou is a natural writer' - which is right after being a natural heart surgeon." Maya Angelou

"Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean." Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou Quotes
Angelou reciting her poem, "On the Pulse of Morning", at President Bill Clinton's inauguration, January 1993

Maya Angelou ( born Marguerite Ann Johnson; April 4, 1928) is an American author and poet. She has published six autobiographies, five books of essays, several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning more than fifty years. She has received dozens of awards and over thirty honorary doctoral degrees. Angelou is best known for her series of autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. The first, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), tells of her life up to the age of seventeen, and brought her international recognition and acclaim.
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"I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself." Maya Angelou

"Self-pity in its early stages is as snug as a feather mattress. Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable." Maya Angelou

"It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength." Maya Angelou

"Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: "I'm with you kid. Let's go."" Maya Angelou

"History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again." Maya Angelou

"The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned." Maya Angelou

"Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives." Maya Angelou

"While the rest of the world has been improving technology, Ghana has been improving the quality of man's humanity to man." Maya Angelou

"All great achievements require time." Maya Angelou

"Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning." Maya Angelou

"I believe that every person is born with talent." Maya Angelou

"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." Maya Angelou

"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude." Maya Angelou

"If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities." Maya Angelou

"If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die." Maya Angelou

"Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible." Maya Angelou

"When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time." Maya Angelou

"There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing." Maya Angelou

"There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it." Maya Angelou

"If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded." Maya Angelou

"Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time." Maya Angelou

"All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened." Maya Angelou

"Life loves the liver of it." Maya Angelou

"We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated." Maya Angelou

"Most plain girls are virtuous because of the scarcity of opportunity to be otherwise." Maya Angelou

"I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver." Maya Angelou

"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

"Effective action is always unjust." Maya Angelou

"Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness." Maya Angelou

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