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About Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou is a known poet, author, and civil rights activist.
Before becoming a famous author, Maya Angelou had an interesting life and worked in several different fields to make a living. She has been a professional dancer at nightclubs, a member of an Opera cast, and a singer for an Off-Broadway play. She has also done journalism in Egypt and University administration in Ghana.
Angelou is most known for her autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. In the book, Angelou grows from a scared victim of racism to a stronger woman ready to deal with prejudice.
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Famous quotes by Maya Angelou
All great achievements require time.Maya Angelou
All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.Maya Angelou
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.Maya Angelou
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.Maya Angelou
At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.Maya Angelou
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.Maya Angelou
Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.Maya Angelou
For Africa to me... is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.Maya Angelou
History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.Maya Angelou
I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.Maya Angelou
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
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 something back.Maya Angelou
If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.Maya Angelou
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.Maya Angelou
If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.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 the liver of it.Maya Angelou
Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: 'I'm with you kid. Let's go.'Maya Angelou
Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time.Maya Angelou
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.Maya Angelou
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.Maya Angelou
My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.Maya Angelou
My life has been one great big joke, a dance that's walked a song that's spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke when I think about myself.Maya Angelou
My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.Maya Angelou
Nothing will work unless you do.Maya Angelou
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
Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.Maya Angelou
Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.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
The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerance. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors, and deserves respect if not enthusiastic acceptance.Maya Angelou
The need for change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind.Maya Angelou
The sadness of the women's movement is that they don't allow the necessity of love. See, I don't personally trust any revolution where love is not allowed.Maya Angelou
There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it.Maya Angelou
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.Maya Angelou
There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth.Maya Angelou
We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders.Maya Angelou
When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.Maya Angelou
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
While the rest of the world has been improving technology, Ghana has been improving the quality of man's humanity to man.Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou's Popularity
Maya Angelou was a famous American writer, who was born on April 4, 1928. As a person born on this date, Maya Angelou is listed in our database as the 10th most popular celebrity for the day (April 4) and the 7th most popular for the year (1928).
People born on April 4 fall under the Zodiac sign of Aries, the Ram. Maya Angelou is the 216th most popular Aries.
Aside from information specific to Maya Angelou's birthday, Maya Angelou is the 1642nd most famous American.
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