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Maya Angelou


African-American poet, memoirist, actress, director, and civil rights activist.
Maya Angelou
Out of the huts of history's shame
I rise
Up from a past that's rooted in pain
I rise
I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
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Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.
Angelou
You don't have to think about doing the right thing. If you're for the right thing, then you do it without thinking.




Angelou Maya quotes
A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. [...] Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent.
Angelou Maya
You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I'll rise.
Maya Angelou quotes
It is possible and imperative that we discover
A brave and startling truth.
Maya Angelou
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.
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I have need of a friend.
Angelou
We grow despite the
horror that we feed
upon our own
tomorrow.
We grow.
Angelou Maya
Petulant priests, greedy
centurions, and one million
incensed gestures stand
between your love and me.
Maya Angelou
I am capable of what every other human is capable of. This is one of the great lessons of war and life.




Maya Angelou quotes
You were a precious pearl
How I loved to see you shine,
You were the perfect girl.
And you were mine.
For a time.
For a time.
Just for a time.
Maya Angelou
You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.
Angelou quotes
People will forget what you said
People will forget what you did
But people will never forget how you made them feel.
Angelou Maya
Visit us again, Savior.
Angelou Maya quotes
When someone shows you who they are believe them; the first time.
Maya Angelou
Though we are many, each of us is achingly alone, piercingly alone.
Only when we confess our confusion can we remember that he was a gift to us and we did have him.
He came to us from the creator, trailing creativity in abundance.
Despite the anguish, his life was sheathed in mother love, family love, and survived and did more than that.
He thrived with passion and compassion, humor and style. We had him whether we know who he was or did not know, he was ours and we were his.
Maya Angelou quotes
Love costs all we are
and will ever be.
Yet it is only love
which sets us free.
A Brave and Startling Truth.
Maya Angelou
Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I've got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?
Angelou Maya
Without courage we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.


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