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quote by Maya Angelou: Just like moons and suns,
With certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Just like moons and suns,
With certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: Making a decision to write was a lot like deciding to jump into a frozen lake. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Making a decision to write was a lot like deciding to jump into a frozen lake.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: It is this belief in a power larger than myself and other than myself which allows me to venture into the unknown and even the unknowable. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

It is this belief in a power larger than myself and other than myself which allows me to venture into the unknown and even the unknowable.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: Strong women- precious jewels all- their humanness is evident in their accessibility. We are able to enter into the spirit of these women and rejoice in their warmth and courage. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Strong women- precious jewels all- their humanness is evident in their accessibility. We are able to enter into the spirit of these women and rejoice in their warmth and courage.

--Maya Angelou

quote by Maya Angelou: To be left alone on the tightrope of youthful unknowing is to experience the excruciating beauty of full freedom and the threat of eternal indecision. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

To be left alone on the tightrope of youthful unknowing is to experience the excruciating beauty of full freedom and the threat of eternal indecision.

--Maya Angelou

Longer Version:

To be left alone on the tightrope of youthful unknowing is to experience the excruciating beauty of full freedom and the threat of eternal indecision. Few, if any, survive their teens. Most surrender to the vague but murderous pressure of adult conformity. It becomes easier to die and avoid conflict than to maintain a constant battle with the superior forces of maturity.


quote by Maya Angelou: Ritie, don't worry 'cause you ain't pretty. Plenty pretty women I seen digging ditches or worse. You smart. I swear to God, I rather you have a good mind than a cute behind. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Ritie, don't worry 'cause you ain't pretty. Plenty pretty women I seen digging ditches or worse. You smart. I swear to God, I rather you have a good mind than a cute behind.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: Ain't nothin' to it, but to do it. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Ain't nothin' to it, but to do it.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: I dreamt we walked together along the shore. We made satisfying small talk and laughed. This morning I found sand in my shoe and a seashell in my pocket. Was I only dreaming? with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I dreamt we walked together along the shore. We made satisfying small talk and laughed. This morning I found sand in my shoe and a seashell in my pocket. Was I only dreaming?

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: Each of us, famous or infamous, is a role model for somebody, and if we aren't, we should behave as though we are -- cheerful, kind, loving, courteous. Because you can be sure someone is watching and… with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Each of us, famous or infamous, is a role model for somebody, and if we aren't, we should behave as though we are -- cheerful, kind, loving, courteous. Because you can be sure someone is watching and taking deliberate and diligent notes.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: If you're for the right thing, you do it without thinking. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

If you're for the right thing, you do it without thinking.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: Poetry puts starch in your backbone so you can stand, so you can compose your life. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Poetry puts starch in your backbone so you can stand, so you can compose your life.

--Maya Angelou
quote by 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. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

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.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: I believe most plain girls are virtuous because of the scarcity of opportunity to be otherwise. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I believe most plain girls are virtuous because of the scarcity of opportunity to be otherwise.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: 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. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

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.

--Maya Angelou

quote by Maya Angelou: Love life. Engage in it. Give it all you've got. Love it with a passion because life truly does give back, many times over, what you put into it. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Love life. Engage in it. Give it all you've got. Love it with a passion because life truly does give back, many times over, what you put into it.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: To those who are given much, much is expected. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

To those who are given much, much is expected.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.
You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You m… with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.
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
quote by Maya Angelou: Whining is not only graceless, but can be dangerous. It can alert a brute that a victim is in the neighborhood. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Whining is not only graceless, but can be dangerous. It can alert a brute that a victim is in the neighborhood.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: Success is loving life and daring to live it. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Success is loving life and daring to live it.

--Maya Angelou

quote by Maya Angelou: A woman who is convinced that she deserves to accept only the best challenges herself to give the best. Then she is living phenomenally. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

A woman who is convinced that she deserves to accept only the best challenges herself to give the best. Then she is living phenomenally.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: Living well is an art that can be developed: a love of life and ability to take great pleasure from small offerings and assurance that the world owes you nothing and that every gift is exactly that, … with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Living well is an art that can be developed: a love of life and ability to take great pleasure from small offerings and assurance that the world owes you nothing and that every gift is exactly that, a gift.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off you. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off you.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: The caged bird sings with a fearful trill,
of things unknown, but longed for still, 
and his tune is heard on the distant hill, 
for the caged bird sings of freedom. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

The caged bird sings with a fearful trill,
of things unknown, but longed for still,
and his tune is heard on the distant hill,
for the caged bird sings of freedom.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: Some people cannot see a good thing when it is right here, right now. Others can sense a good thing coming when it is days, months, or miles away. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Some people cannot see a good thing when it is right here, right now. Others can sense a good thing coming when it is days, months, or miles away.

--Maya Angelou
quote by 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. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours.
In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: I am a Woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal Woman,
that's me. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I am a Woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal Woman,
that's me.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: A Woman in harmony with her spirit
 is like a river flowing.
She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination
 prepared to be herself
 and only herself. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

A Woman in harmony with her spirit
is like a river flowing.
She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination
prepared to be herself
and only herself.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: The problem I have with haters is that they see my glory, but they don't know my story. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

The problem I have with haters is that they see my glory, but they don't know my story.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: A friend may be waiting behind a stranger's face. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

A friend may be waiting behind a stranger's face.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: I don't trust anyone who doesn't laugh. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I don't trust anyone who doesn't laugh.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: Most people don't grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Most people don't grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be good to me? with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be good to me?

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it! with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: What you're supposed to do when you don't like a thing is change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it. Don't complain. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

What you're supposed to do when you don't like a thing is change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it. Don't complain.

--Maya Angelou

quote by Maya Angelou: When someone shows you who they are believe them; the first time. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

When someone shows you who they are believe them; the first time.

--Maya Angelou

Longer Version:

When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time. People know themselves much better than you do. That's why it's important to stop expecting them to be something other than who they are.



quote by Maya Angelou: You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. with background image: person wearing TV helmet with remote
Background Photo: Noah Buscher

You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: I do not trust people who don't 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. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I do not trust people who don't 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.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: I don't believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I don't believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at.

--Maya Angelou

quote by Maya Angelou: The human heart is so delicate and sensitive that it always needs some tangible encouragement to prevent it from faltering in its labour. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

The human heart is so delicate and sensitive that it always needs some tangible encouragement to prevent it from faltering in its labour.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: I encourage you to live with life. Be courageous, adventurous. Give us a tomorrow, more than we deserve. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I encourage you to live with life. Be courageous, adventurous. Give us a tomorrow, more than we deserve.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: Without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: It's the fire in my eyes, 
And the flash of my teeth, 
The swing in my waist, 
And the joy in my feet. 
I'm a woman 
Phenomenally. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

It's the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I'm a woman
Phenomenally.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure truth. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure truth.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: Let choice whisper in your ear and love murmur in your heart. Be ready. Here comes life. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Let choice whisper in your ear and love murmur in your heart. Be ready. Here comes life.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: Since time is the one immaterial object which we cannot influence neither speed up nor slow down add to nor diminish it is an imponderably valuable gift. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Since time is the one immaterial object which we cannot influence neither speed up nor slow down add to nor diminish it is an imponderably valuable gift.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: When you know better you do better. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

When you know better you do better.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: Now, after years of observation and enough courage to admit what I have observed, I try to plant peace if I do not want discord; to plant loyalty and honesty if I want to avoid betrayal and lies. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Now, after years of observation and enough courage to admit what I have observed, I try to plant peace if I do not want discord; to plant loyalty and honesty if I want to avoid betrayal and lies.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: If you have done the best you can do and if you have gotten all you could extract from something, you have given all you had to give, then the time has come when you can do no more than say thank you… with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

If you have done the best you can do and if you have gotten all you could extract from something, you have given all you had to give, then the time has come when you can do no more than say thank you and move on.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: Freedom is never free. with background image: American Eagles during daytime
Background Photo: Amber Wolfe

Freedom is never free.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. with background image: a couple holding hands with a wedding ring visible
Background Photo: Shelby Deeter

Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: Don't believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Don't believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: You don't have to tell everything you know, but let what you do say be the truth as you understand it. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

You don't have to tell everything you know, but let what you do say be the truth as you understand it.

--Maya Angelou

quote by Maya Angelou: Make every effort to change things you do not like. If you cannot make a change, change the way you have been thinking. You might find a new solution. with background image: None

Make every effort to change things you do not like. If you cannot make a change, change the way you have been thinking. You might find a new solution.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: You can't get too high for somebody to bring you down. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

You can't get too high for somebody to bring you down.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: I want you to learn that you cannot have anything without working for it. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I want you to learn that you cannot have anything without working for it.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: I will look after you and I will look after anybody you say needs to be looked after, any way you say. I am here. I brought my whole self to you. I am your mother. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I will look after you and I will look after anybody you say needs to be looked after, any way you say. I am here. I brought my whole self to you. I am your mother.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: Life is going to give you just what you put in it. Put your whole heart in everything you do, and pray, then you can wait. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Life is going to give you just what you put in it. Put your whole heart in everything you do, and pray, then you can wait.

--Maya Angelou
quote by 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. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

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
quote by Maya Angelou: I am overwhelmed by the grace and persistence of my people. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

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

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: My heart is so heavy when I see the reality of the Indian reservation and as an American, I know I am, too, responsible. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

My heart is so heavy when I see the reality of the Indian reservation and as an American, I know I am, too, responsible.

--Maya Angelou


quote by Maya Angelou: The most difficult thing in the world, it seems to me, is to realize that I am a child of God; to keep that in my mind all the time. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

The most difficult thing in the world, it seems to me, is to realize that I am a child of God; to keep that in my mind all the time.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us -- in the dreariest and most dreaded moments -- can see a possibility of hope. with background image: purple flowers under cloudy sky
Background Photo: Aneta Foubíková

God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us -- in the dreariest and most dreaded moments -- can see a possibility of hope.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: Each child belongs to all of us and they will bring us a tomorrow in direct relation to the responsibility we have shown to them. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Each child belongs to all of us and they will bring us a tomorrow in direct relation to the responsibility we have shown to them.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: I am a woman phenomenally, phenomenal woman that is your grandmother, that is your mother, that is your sister, that is you and that is me. with background image: woman standing between sunflower field during daytime
Background Photo: Olia Nayda

I am a woman phenomenally, phenomenal woman that is your grandmother, that is your mother, that is your sister, that is you and that is me.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing to the whole woman. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing to the whole woman.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: My pride had been starched by a family who assumed unlimited authority in its own affairs. with background image: man and woman holding hand while walking on bridge
Background Photo: Shea Rouda

My pride had been starched by a family who assumed unlimited authority in its own affairs.

--Maya Angelou

quote by Maya Angelou: Every day I awaken I am grateful. My intent is to be totally present in that day. And laugh as much as possible. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Every day I awaken I am grateful. My intent is to be totally present in that day. And laugh as much as possible.

--Maya Angelou

quote by Maya Angelou: If you must look back, do so forgivingly. If you will look forward, do so prayerfully. But the wisest course would be to be present in the present gratefully. with background image: person holding sunflower bouquet during daytime
Background Photo: Kate Hliznitsova

If you must look back, do so forgivingly. If you will look forward, do so prayerfully. But the wisest course would be to be present in the present gratefully.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: Stormy or sunny days, glorious or lonely nights, I maintain an attitude of gratitude. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Stormy or sunny days, glorious or lonely nights, I maintain an attitude of gratitude.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: Be present in all things and thankful for all things. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Be present in all things and thankful for all things.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: I have respect for the past, but I'm a person of the moment. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I have respect for the past, but I'm a person of the moment.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: When we find someone who is brave, fun, intelligent, and loving, we have to thank the universe. with background image: two women making peace sign near the Golden Gate bridge
Background Photo: Ian Schneider

When we find someone who is brave, fun, intelligent, and loving, we have to thank the universe.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends and living our lives. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends and living our lives.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: I believe in living a poetic life, an art full life. Everything we do from the way we raise our children to the way we welcome our friends is part of a large canvas we are creating. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I believe in living a poetic life, an art full life. Everything we do from the way we raise our children to the way we welcome our friends is part of a large canvas we are creating.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: A leader sees greatness in other people. He nor she can be much of a leader if all she sees is herself. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

A leader sees greatness in other people. He nor she can be much of a leader if all she sees is herself.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. with background image: lights pattern swirls
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My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy.

--Maya Angelou

Longer Version:

My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.


quote by Maya Angelou: Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God. with background image: low angle view of blue clouds
Background Photo: Matthew McBrayer

Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: We are not just flesh and blood. And our hungers are not going to be set aside as just flesh and blood. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

We are not just flesh and blood. And our hungers are not going to be set aside as just flesh and blood.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: Grace is like a lake of drinkable water right outside your door. But you stay inside and die of thirst. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Grace is like a lake of drinkable water right outside your door. But you stay inside and die of thirst.

--Maya Angelou

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