Maya Angelou Quotes

“Determine to live life with flair and laughter.”


“I work very hard, and I play very hard. I’m grateful for life. And I live it – I believe life loves the liver of it. I live it.”


“Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: “I’m with you kid. Let’s go.”


“There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it.”


Take up the battle. Take it up. It’s yours. This is your life. This is your world.


Each one of us has lived through some devastation, some loneliness, some weather super storm or spiritual super storm, when we look at each other we must say, I understand. I understand how you feel because I have been there myself. We must support each other and empathize with each other because each of us is more alike than we are unalike.


Just do right. Right may not be expedient, it may not be profitable, but it will satisfy your soul. It brings you the kind of protection that bodyguards can’t give you. So try to live your life in a way that you will not regret years of useless virtue and inertia and timidity.


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.


When you learn, teach, when you get, give.


Eating is so intimate. It’s very sensual. When you invite someone to sit at your table and you want to cook for them, you’re inviting a person into your life.


In a magazine, one can get – from cover to cover – 15 to 20 different ideas about life and how to live it.


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.


Water isn’t shaped like a river or ocean; it mists invisibly against metal and glass.


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.


I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being.


“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.”


I’m interested in women’s health because I’m a woman. I’d be a darn fool not to be on my own side.


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.


It’s in the click of my heels, The bend of my hair, The palm of my hand,The need
of my care, Cause I’m a woman  henomenally. Phenomenal woman, That’s me.


If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.