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Maya Angelou
April 4, 1928 -
Nationality: American
Category: Poet
Subcategory: American Poet

My life has been one great big joke, a dance that's walked a song that's spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke when I think about myself.


While the rest of the world has been improving technology, Ghana has been improving the quality of man's humanity to man.


While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God's creation.


There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.


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.


If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.

    Topics: Love

The sadness of the women's movement is that they don't allow the necessity of love. See, I don't personally trust any revolution where love is not allowed.


There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.


Some critics will write 'Maya Angelou is a natural writer' - which is right after being a natural heart surgeon.


Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time.

    Topics: Love

History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.

    Topics: Courage

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.


Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.


Effective action is always unjust.


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.


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