Inspirational Quotes by the famous African
American poet and civil rights activist Maya
born Marguerite Ann Johnson - 4th of
April, 1928, Missouri, United States / Died
28th of May, 2014 United States
Popular Maya Angelou books include "Just
Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Die",
"Life Doesnt Frighten Me" and "I
Know Why the Caged Bird Sings".
+ All my work, my life, everything I do is about
survival, not just bare, awful, plodding survival,
but survival with grace and faith. While one may
encounter many defeats, one must not be defeated.
+ People will forget what you said
People will forget what you did
But people will never forget how you made them
+ Most people just get older, and they find parking
spaces, honor their credit cards, choose personal
preferences in drink, have the nerve to get married
and have children, and they call that growing
up. That's not. That's getting older.
+ When we come to it
We must confess that we are the possible
We are the miraculous, the true wonders of this
That is when, and only when
We come to it.
+ Growing up is admitting that there are demons
you cannot overcome.
+ Courage is the most important of all the virtues,
because without courage you can't practice any
other virtue consistently. You can practice any
virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without
+ If we are bold, love strikes away the chains
of fear from our souls.
+ Love costs all we are
and will ever be.
Yet it is only love
which sets us free.
+ I mean, probably the only true escape is death,
but even that is that undiscovered country from
whose bond, you know, no traveler returns
+ I know what the caged bird feels
I know why the caged bird beats his wing
till its blood is red on the cruel bars,
for he must fly back to his perch and cling
when he fain would be on the bow aswing.
+ We have got to start loving life and the living.
We have to respect that thing which we cannot
create, which is life and stop taking it from
people and stop taking it from things. Stop taking
it. We can't make it. We can't reproduce one single