In honor of a wonderful and amazing woman, Maya Angelou, I’ve gathered 16 of her most memorable quotes. Honestly, everything I’ve seen that she has spoken is memorable. These stood out as deeply meaningful to me.
Maya Angelo shared her heart and soul with others through her written word and speaking. She shared her life experiences in a strong, beautiful, and graceful manner giving hope, encouragement and love to those who needed it.
Maya Angelou …. April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014
The below quotes are from the Maya Angelou Quotes website.
“Because of the routines we follow, we often forget that life is an ongoing adventure. . . Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art: to bring all our energies to each encounter, to remain flexible enough to notice and admit when what we expected to happen did not happen. We need to remember that we are created creative and can invent new scenarios as frequently as they are needed.” –Maya Angelou
“We are only as blind as we want to be.”― Maya Angelou
“My life has been long, and believing that life loves the liver of it, I have dared to try many things, sometimes trembling, but daring, still.”― Maya Angelou
“Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take buy by the moments that take your breath away.”― Maya Angelou
“I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being.”― Maya Angelou
“You did the best that you knew how. Now that you know better, you’ll do better.”― Maya Angelou
“If you don’t like something change it. If you can’t change it, change you’re attitude to it.”― Maya Angelou
“We write for the same reason that we walk, talk, climb mountains or swim the oceans — because we can. We have some impulse within us that makes us want to explain ourselves to other human beings. That’s why we paint, that’s why we dare to love someone- because we have the impulse to explain who we are. Not just how tall we are, or thin… but who we are internally… perhaps even spiritually. There’s something, which impels us to show our inner-souls. The more courageous we are, the more we succeed in explaining what we know.”― Maya Angelou
“Let nothing dim the light that shines from within”― Maya Angelou
“If you’re always trying to be Normal you will never know how amazing you can be.”― Maya Angelou
“The desire to reach the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise and most possible.”― Maya Angelou
The following quotes are from the Brainyquote website.
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” -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
“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” -Maya Angelou
“You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot – it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.” -Maya Angelou
With much gratitude and blessings to you Maya Angelou …
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