Maya Angelou Quotes

žIf one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.

Maya Angelou

When it looked like the sun wasn't going to shine any more, there's a rainbow in the clouds,

Maya Angelou

I am overwhelmed by the grace and persistence of my people.

Maya Angelou

As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.

Maya Angelou

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

You don't have to think about doing the right thing. If you're for the right thing, then you do it without thinking.

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

When we come to it We, this people, on this wayward, floating body Created on this earth, of this earth Have the power to fashion for this earth A climate where every man and every woman Can live freely without sanctimonious piety And without crippling fear When we come to it We must confess that we are the possible We are the miraculous, the true wonders of this world That is when, and only when We come to it.

Maya Angelou

It is possible and imperative that we discover A brave and startling truth.

Maya Angelou

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

We, unaccustomed to courage exiles from delight live coiled in shells of loneliness until love leaves its high holy temple and comes into our sight to liberate us into life.

Maya Angelou

I have need of a friend. There is one and only one who will give the air from his failing lungs for my body's mend. And that one is my love.

Maya Angelou

Visit us again, Savior. Your children, burdened with disbelief, blinded by a patina of wisdom, carom down this vale of fear. We cry for you although we have lost your name.

Maya Angelou

Petulant priests, greedy centurions, and one million incensed gestures stand between your love and me.

Maya Angelou

We grow despite the horror that we feed upon our own tomorrow. We grow.

Maya Angelou

Glory falls around us as we sob a dirge of desolation on the Cross and hatred is the ballast of the rock which lies upon our necks and underfoot.

Maya Angelou
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