Maya Angelou Quotes


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Most Popular Quotes by Maya Angelou

Love liberates!

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at it destination full of hope.

When I love somebody, I like him to be around; I like him to take me out to dinner; I like to look at the sunset with him. But if not, I love him and I hope he's looking at the same sun I am. Loving someone liberates the lover as well as the beloved. And that kind of love comes with age.

I want all my senses engaged. Let me absorb the world's variety and uniqueness.

If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.

If you are going down a road and don't like what's in front of you and look behind you and don't like what you see, get off the road. Create a new path!

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.

If we must eat, don’t eat out of duty, eat out of delight. Don’t think that another plate of food will help you with your errant children, or your lover. We have to be very honest with ourselves.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.

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.

Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host.

If you have done the best you can do and if you have gotten all you could extract from something -- you have given all you had to give, then the time has come when you can do no more than say thank you and move on.

I have used poetry not only to help me understand a strange and sometimes hostile world, but also to help me understand myself.

The greatest gift we give to each other is the telling of the truth.

Don't allow anyone to narrow your life down to a mean little tunnel. All the genius belongs to you, all the books in all the libraries. The poet is accessible, the poet is for everyone.

I know that you that you may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. If you accept that you have been defeated, you give power to the force that is trying to defeat you.

I deal very little in facts, facts can obscure the truth, you can tell so many facts you never get to the truth, you can tell the places where, the people who, the times when, the reasons why, and never get to the human truth which is love and pain and loss and triumph.

Hate is as virulent as poison and so I will not indulge it.

There is no place where God is not. If you are in prison, in a brutal relationship or lonely, God is there.

Be certain that you do not die without having done something wonderful for humanity.

I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.

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