Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. ―Maya Angelou
To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. ―Maya Angelou
In all the world there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world there is no love for you like mine.
Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.
Nothing can dim the light which shines from within. ―Maya Angelou
If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.
Each time a woman stands up for herself, she stands up for all women.
My grandmother took me to church on Sunday all day long, every Sunday into the night. Then Monday evening was the missionary meeting. Tuesday evening was usher board meeting. Wednesday evening was prayer meeting. Thursday evening was visit the sick. Friday evening was choir practice. I mean, and at all those gatherings, we sang.
I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.
You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.
First best is falling in love. Second best is being in love. Least best is falling out of love. But any of it is better than never having been in love.―Maya Angelou
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.―Maya Angelou
Curtains forcing their will against the wind, children sleep, exchanging dreams with seraphim. The city drags itself awake on subway straps; and I, an alarm, awake as a rumor of war lie stretching into dawn unasked and unheeded. —Maya Angelou
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
I do not trust people who dont love themselves and yet tell me, I love you. There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.
I dont trust people who dont love themselves and tell me, I love you. … There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.
I don’t believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers.