Maya Angelou Quotes.
When I write, I tend to twist my hair. Something for my small mind to do, I guess.
I’m always disappointed when people don’t live up to their potential. I know that a number of people look down on themselves and consequently on everybody who looks like them. But that, too, can change.
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.
When I was 8 years old I became a mute and was a mute until I was 13, and I thought of my whole body as an ear, so I can go into a crowd and sit still and absorb all sound. That talent or ability has lasted and served me until today.
I was married a few times, and one of my husbands was jealous of me writing.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Though I do manage to mumble around in about seven or eight languages, English remains the most beautiful of languages. It will do anything.
The most important thing I can tell you about aging is this: If you really feel that you want to have an off-the-shoulder blouse and some big beads and thong sandals and a dirndl skirt and a magnolia in your hair, do it. Even if you’re wrinkled.
If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.
I think a number of the leaders are, whether you like it or not, in the hip-hop generation. And when they understand enough, they’ll do wonders. I count on them.
I believe we are still so innocent. The species are still so innocent that a person who is apt to be murdered believes that the murderer, just before he puts the final wrench on his throat, will have enough compassion to give him one sweet cup of water.
I write some country music. There’s a song called ‘I Hope You Dance.’ Incredible. I was going to write that poem; somebody beat me to it.
How wonderful it is to be an American. We have known the best of times and the worst of times.
If we don’t plant the right things, we will reap the wrong things. It goes without saying. And you don’t have to be, you know, a brilliant biochemist and you don’t have to have an IQ of 150. Just common sense tells you to be kind, ninny, fool. Be kind.