Poem Quotes by Maya AngelouCollection compiled by Catherine Pulsifer
Yet it is only love which sets us free. from the poem Touched by an Angel
Sun, rain, curving sky mountain, oceans, leaf and stone star shine, moon glow
You're all that I can call my own. from the poem Woman Work
Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time.
Iíve learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life".
I don't believe an 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.
I believe that every person is born with talent.
The most called-upon prerequisite of a friend is an accessible ear.
Determine to live life with flair and laughter.
Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told, "I'm with you kid. Let's go."
And say simply very simply
Good morning. from the poem The Rock Cries Out to Us Today
Let others have the privacy of touching words and love of loss of love. from the poem A Conceit
I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it.
They dull my eyes, yet I keep on dying, because I love to live. from the poem The Lesson
Love life, engage in it, give it all you've got. Love it with a passion, because life truly does give back, many times over, what you put into it.
My life ain't heaven but it sure ain't hell. I'm not on top but I call it swell from the poem Weekend Glory
The ancestors remind us, despite the history of pain we are a going-on people who will rise again. from Million Man March Poem
Born: April 4, 1928
Maya Angelou was born in St. Louis, Missouri.
She is an African American author, poet, and playwright who is famous for I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings , a story of her early life, a story filled with challenges but also of discovery and survival.
Wise words from a wise woman.
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