Maya Angelou Quotes
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.
I'm just someone who likes cooking and for whom sharing food is a form of expression.
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.
Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.
I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it.
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.
Won't it be wonderful when black history and native American history and Jewish history and all of U.S. history is taught from one book. Just U.S. history.
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.
If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.
I have great respect for the past. If you don't know where you've come from, you don't know where you're going. I have respect for the past, but I'm a person of the moment. I'm here, and I do my best to be completely centered at the place I'm at, then I go forward to the next place.
I respect myself and insist upon it from everybody. And because I do it, I then respect everybody, too.
I have a son, who is my heart. A wonderful young man, daring and loving and strong and kind.
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.
If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
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