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quote by Maya Angelou: My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness. with background image: purple flowers under sunny sky
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My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness.

--Maya Angelou

Longer Version:

My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness. Continue to allow humor to lighten the burden of your tender heart.


quote by Maya Angelou: When I forgive other people, I let them go, I free them from my ignorance. And as soon as I do, I feel lighter, brighter and better. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

When I forgive other people, I let them go, I free them from my ignorance. And as soon as I do, I feel lighter, brighter and better.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: I know why the caged bird sings. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I know why the caged bird sings.

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quote by Maya Angelou: Everybody is worth everything. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Everybody is worth everything.

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quote by Maya Angelou: Determine to live life with flair and laughter. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Determine to live life with flair and laughter.

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quote by Maya Angelou: I believe that the most important single thing, beyond discipline and creativity is daring to dare. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I believe that the most important single thing, beyond discipline and creativity is daring to dare.

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quote by Maya Angelou: My great blessing is my son, but I have daughters. I have white ones and Black ones and fat ones and thin ones and pretty ones and plain. I have gay ones and straight. I have daughters. I have Asian … with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

My great blessing is my son, but I have daughters. I have white ones and Black ones and fat ones and thin ones and pretty ones and plain. I have gay ones and straight. I have daughters. I have Asian ones, I have Jewish ones, I have Muslim ones.

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quote by Maya Angelou: The children to whom we read simple stories may or may not show gratitude, but each boon we give strengthens the pillars of the world. with background image: person holding white book
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The children to whom we read simple stories may or may not show gratitude, but each boon we give strengthens the pillars of the world.

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quote by Maya Angelou: Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

--Maya Angelou

Longer Version:

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away,.


quote by Maya Angelou: Only equals can become friends. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Only equals can become friends.

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quote by Maya Angelou: I do my best because I'm counting on you counting on me. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I do my best because I'm counting on you counting on me.

--Maya Angelou

quote by Maya Angelou: Nothing can dim the light that shines from within. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.

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quote by Maya Angelou: Nature has no mercy at all. Nature says, I'm going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no snowshoes, that's tough. I am going to snow anyway. with background image: brown grass field near gray rocky mountain during daytime
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Nature has no mercy at all. Nature says, I'm going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no snowshoes, that's tough. I am going to snow anyway.

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quote by Maya Angelou: Jealousy in romance is like salt in food. A little can enhance the savor, but too much can spoil the pleasure and, under certain circumstances, can be life-threatening. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Jealousy in romance is like salt in food. A little can enhance the savor, but too much can spoil the pleasure and, under certain circumstances, can be life-threatening.

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quote by Maya Angelou: Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. with background image: purple and black skies
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Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.

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quote by Maya Angelou: This is a wonderful day, I have never seen this one before. with background image: sunset forest
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This is a wonderful day, I have never seen this one before.

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quote by Maya Angelou: Be certain that you do not die without having done something wonderful for humanity. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Be certain that you do not die without having done something wonderful for humanity.

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quote by Maya Angelou: Never whine. Whining lets a brute know that a victim is in the neighborhood. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Never whine. Whining lets a brute know that a victim is in the neighborhood.

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quote by Maya Angelou: The best candy shop a child can be left alone in, is the library. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

The best candy shop a child can be left alone in, is the library.

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quote by Maya Angelou: Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep continuing needs, is good for him. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep continuing needs, is good for him.

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quote by Maya Angelou: Precious jewel, you glow, you shine, reflecting all the good things in the world. Just look at yourself. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Precious jewel, you glow, you shine, reflecting all the good things in the world. Just look at yourself.

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quote by Maya Angelou: You will face many defeats in your life, but never let yourself be defeated. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

You will face many defeats in your life, but never let yourself be defeated.

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quote by Maya Angelou: You don't need another person, place or thing to make you whole. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

You don't need another person, place or thing to make you whole.

--Maya Angelou

Longer Version:

You don't need another person, place or thing to make you whole. God already did that. Your job is to know it.


quote by Maya Angelou: You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anyone. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anyone.

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quote by Maya Angelou: When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed. with background image: boy and cat in front of moon
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When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.

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quote by Maya Angelou: Forgiveness is the answer. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Forgiveness is the answer.

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quote by Maya Angelou: If you don't like something change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude about it. Don't complain. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

If you don't like something change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude about it. Don't complain.

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quote by Maya Angelou: 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… with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

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.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.

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

I don't trust people who don't 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.

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quote by Maya Angelou: Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.

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quote by Maya Angelou: Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at it destination full of hope. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at it destination full of hope.

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quote by Maya Angelou: It's very important to know the neighbor next door and the people down the street and the people in another race. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

It's very important to know the neighbor next door and the people down the street and the people in another race.

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quote by Maya Angelou: I'm a religious woman. And I feel I have responsibility. I have no modesty at all. I'm even afraid of it -- it's a learned affectation and it's just stuck on me like decals. Now I pray for humility b… with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I'm a religious woman. And I feel I have responsibility. I have no modesty at all. I'm even afraid of it -- it's a learned affectation and it's just stuck on me like decals. Now I pray for humility because that comes from inside out.

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quote by Maya Angelou: Early on, I was so impressed with Charles Dickens. I grew up in the South, in a little village in Arkansas, and the whites in my town were really mean, and rude. Dickens, I could tell, wouldn't be a … with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Early on, I was so impressed with Charles Dickens. I grew up in the South, in a little village in Arkansas, and the whites in my town were really mean, and rude. Dickens, I could tell, wouldn't be a man who would curse me out and talk to me rudely.

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quote by Maya Angelou: Growing up, I decided, a long time ago, I wouldn't accept any manmade differences between human beings, differences made at somebody else's insistence or someone else's whim or convenience. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Growing up, I decided, a long time ago, I wouldn't accept any manmade differences between human beings, differences made at somebody else's insistence or someone else's whim or convenience.

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quote by Maya Angelou: I do like to have guns around. I don't like to carry them. But I like -- if somebody is going to come into my house and I have not put out the welcome mat, I want to stop them. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I do like to have guns around. I don't like to carry them. But I like -- if somebody is going to come into my house and I have not put out the welcome mat, I want to stop them.

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quote by Maya Angelou: Those of us who submitted or surrendered our ideas and dreams and identities to the 'leaders' must take back our rights, our identities, our responsibilities. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Those of us who submitted or surrendered our ideas and dreams and identities to the 'leaders' must take back our rights, our identities, our responsibilities.

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quote by Maya Angelou: Modesty is a learned affectation. And as soon as life slams the modest person against the wall, that modesty drops. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Modesty is a learned affectation. And as soon as life slams the modest person against the wall, that modesty drops.

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quote by Maya Angelou: If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

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

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quote by Maya Angelou: You have to develop ways so that you can take up for yourself, and then you take up for someone else. And so sooner or later, you have enough courage to really stand up for the human race and say, 'I… with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

You have to develop ways so that you can take up for yourself, and then you take up for someone else. And so sooner or later, you have enough courage to really stand up for the human race and say, 'I'm a representative.'

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quote by Maya Angelou: I became the kind of parent my mother was to me. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I became the kind of parent my mother was to me.

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quote by Maya Angelou: I love wisdom. And you can never be great at anything unless you love it. Not be in love with it, but love the thing, admire the thing. And it seems that if you love the thing, and you don't just wan… with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I love wisdom. And you can never be great at anything unless you love it. Not be in love with it, but love the thing, admire the thing. And it seems that if you love the thing, and you don't just want to possess it, it will find you.

--Maya Angelou

quote by Maya Angelou: Once you appreciate one of your blessings, one of your senses, your sense of hearing, then you begin to respect the sense of seeing and touching and tasting, you learn to respect all the senses. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Once you appreciate one of your blessings, one of your senses, your sense of hearing, then you begin to respect the sense of seeing and touching and tasting, you learn to respect all the senses.

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quote by Maya Angelou: The more you know of your history, the more liberated you are. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

The more you know of your history, the more liberated you are.

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quote by Maya Angelou: I think music is one of the hero sheroes of the African-American existence. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I think music is one of the hero sheroes of the African-American existence.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: I don't think there's such a thing as autobiographical fiction. If I say it happened, it happened, even if only in my mind. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I don't think there's such a thing as autobiographical fiction. If I say it happened, it happened, even if only in my mind.

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quote by Maya Angelou: Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

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

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quote by Maya Angelou: It's so tedious writing cookbooks or writing the recipes because I've never been much of a measurer. But to write a book, you have to measure everything. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

It's so tedious writing cookbooks or writing the recipes because I've never been much of a measurer. But to write a book, you have to measure everything.

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quote by Maya Angelou: I would be stupid not to be on my own side. But I'm a human being, too. And I'm on the side of human beings, rather than on the side of crocodiles. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I would be stupid not to be on my own side. But I'm a human being, too. And I'm on the side of human beings, rather than on the side of crocodiles.

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quote by Maya Angelou: I think that that's the wisest thing -- to prevent illness before we try to cure something. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I think that that's the wisest thing -- to prevent illness before we try to cure something.

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quote by Maya Angelou: I am grateful to be a woman. I must have done something great in another life. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I am grateful to be a woman. I must have done something great in another life.

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

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.

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quote by Maya Angelou: I'm happy to be a writer -- of prose, poetry, every kind of writing. Every person in the world who isn't a recluse, hermit or mute uses words. I know of no other art form that we always use. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I'm happy to be a writer -- of prose, poetry, every kind of writing. Every person in the world who isn't a recluse, hermit or mute uses words. I know of no other art form that we always use.

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quote by Maya Angelou: I'm considered wise, and sometimes I see myself as knowing. Most of the time, I see myself as wanting to know. And I see myself as a very interested person. I've never been bored in my life. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I'm considered wise, and sometimes I see myself as knowing. Most of the time, I see myself as wanting to know. And I see myself as a very interested person. I've never been bored in my life.

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quote by Maya Angelou: I work very hard, and I play very hard. I'm grateful for life. And I live it -- I believe life loves the liver of it. I live it. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I work very hard, and I play very hard. I'm grateful for life. And I live it -- I believe life loves the liver of it. I live it.

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quote by Maya Angelou: I read the Bible to myself; I'll take any translation, any edition, and read it aloud, just to hear the language, hear the rhythm, and remind myself how beautiful English is. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I read the Bible to myself; I'll take any translation, any edition, and read it aloud, just to hear the language, hear the rhythm, and remind myself how beautiful English is.

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quote by Maya Angelou: You can't forgive without loving. And I don't mean sentimentality. I don't mean mush. I mean having enough courage to stand up and say, 'I forgive. I'm finished with it.' with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

You can't forgive without loving. And I don't mean sentimentality. I don't mean mush. I mean having enough courage to stand up and say, 'I forgive. I'm finished with it.'

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quote by Maya Angelou: At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.

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quote by Maya Angelou: It's still scary every time I go back to the past. Each morning, my heart catches. When I get there, I remember how the light was, where the draft was coming from, what odors were in the air. When I … with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

It's still scary every time I go back to the past. Each morning, my heart catches. When I get there, I remember how the light was, where the draft was coming from, what odors were in the air. When I write, I get all the weeping out.

--Maya Angelou


quote by Maya Angelou: When I write, I tend to twist my hair. Something for my small mind to do, I guess. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

When I write, I tend to twist my hair. Something for my small mind to do, I guess.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: If we accept being talked to any kind of a way, then we are telling ourselves we are not quite worth the best. And if we have the effrontery to talk to anybody with less than courtesy, we tell oursel… with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

If we accept being talked to any kind of a way, then we are telling ourselves we are not quite worth the best. And if we have the effrontery to talk to anybody with less than courtesy, we tell ourselves and the world we are not very intelligent.

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quote by Maya Angelou: If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded. with background image: white and black coupe beside white building paint
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If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: Our stories come from our lives and from the playwright's pen, the mind of the actor, the roles we create, the artistry of life itself and the quest for peace. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Our stories come from our lives and from the playwright's pen, the mind of the actor, the roles we create, the artistry of life itself and the quest for peace.

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quote by Maya Angelou: Courage -- you develop courage by doing small things like just as if you wouldn't want to pick up a 100-pound weight without preparing yourself. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Courage -- you develop courage by doing small things like just as if you wouldn't want to pick up a 100-pound weight without preparing yourself.

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quote by Maya Angelou: If I'm the people's poet, then I ought to be in people's hands -- and, I hope, in their heart. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

If I'm the people's poet, then I ought to be in people's hands -- and, I hope, in their heart.

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quote by Maya Angelou: Until blacks and whites see each other as brother and sister, we will not have parity. It's very clear. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Until blacks and whites see each other as brother and sister, we will not have parity. It's very clear.

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quote by Maya Angelou: I like to speak on matters which matter to human beings, and almost everything matters to human beings. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I like to speak on matters which matter to human beings, and almost everything matters to human beings.

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quote by Maya Angelou: 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… with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

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.

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quote by Maya Angelou: Whatever you want to do, if you want to be great at it, you have to love it and be able to make sacrifices for it. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Whatever you want to do, if you want to be great at it, you have to love it and be able to make sacrifices for it.

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quote by Maya Angelou: The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.

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quote by Maya Angelou: I respect myself and insist upon it from everybody. And because I do it, I then respect everybody, too. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I respect myself and insist upon it from everybody. And because I do it, I then respect everybody, too.

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quote by Maya Angelou: Don't get older just to get wiser. If you get older, you will be wiser, I believe that -- if you dare. But get older because it's fun! with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Don't get older just to get wiser. If you get older, you will be wiser, I believe that -- if you dare. But get older because it's fun!

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quote by Maya Angelou: Somehow, we have come to the erroneous belief that we are all but flesh, blood, and bones, and that's all. So we direct our values to material things. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Somehow, we have come to the erroneous belief that we are all but flesh, blood, and bones, and that's all. So we direct our values to material things.

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quote by Maya Angelou: 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 chan… with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

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.

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quote by Maya Angelou: All of us knows, not what is expedient, not what is going to make us popular, not what the policy is, or the company policy -- but in truth each of us knows what is the right thing to do. And that's … with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

All of us knows, not what is expedient, not what is going to make us popular, not what the policy is, or the company policy -- but in truth each of us knows what is the right thing to do. And that's how I am guided.

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quote by Maya Angelou: And if a person is religious, I think it's good, it helps you a bit. But if you're not, at least you can have the sense that there is a condition inside you which looks at the stars with amazement an… with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

And if a person is religious, I think it's good, it helps you a bit. But if you're not, at least you can have the sense that there is a condition inside you which looks at the stars with amazement and awe.

--Maya Angelou

quote by Maya Angelou: Everyone has at least one story, and each of us is funny if we admit it. You have to admit you're the funniest person you've ever heard of. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Everyone has at least one story, and each of us is funny if we admit it. You have to admit you're the funniest person you've ever heard of.

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quote by Maya Angelou: In the flush of love's light, we dare be brave. And suddenly we see that love costs all we are, and will ever be. Yet it is only love which sets us free. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

In the flush of love's light, we dare be brave. And suddenly we see that love costs all we are, and will ever be. Yet it is only love which sets us free.

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

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.

--Maya Angelou

quote by Maya Angelou: I thank God I'm myself and for the life I'm given to live and for friends and lovers and beloveds, and I thank God for knowing that all those people have already paid for me. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I thank God I'm myself and for the life I'm given to live and for friends and lovers and beloveds, and I thank God for knowing that all those people have already paid for me.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: Eating is so intimate. It's very sensual. When you invite someone to sit at your table and you want to cook for them, you're inviting a person into your life. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

Eating is so intimate. It's very sensual. When you invite someone to sit at your table and you want to cook for them, you're inviting a person into your life.

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quote by Maya Angelou: In so many ways, segregation shaped me, and education liberated me. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

In so many ways, segregation shaped me, and education liberated me.

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quote by Maya Angelou: The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.

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quote by Maya Angelou: When I cook for my family on Christmas, I make feijoada, a South American dish of roasted and smoked meats like ham, pork, beef, lamb, and bacon -- all served with black beans and rice. It's festive … with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

When I cook for my family on Christmas, I make feijoada, a South American dish of roasted and smoked meats like ham, pork, beef, lamb, and bacon -- all served with black beans and rice. It's festive but different.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels.

--Maya Angelou

Longer Version:

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.



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

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.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: I refuse to allow any man-made differences to separate me from any other human beings. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I refuse to allow any man-made differences to separate me from any other human beings.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: I will not sit in a room with black people when the N word is used. I know it was meant to belittle a person, so I will not sit there and have that poison put on me. Now a black person can say, 'Oh, … with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

I will not sit in a room with black people when the N word is used. I know it was meant to belittle a person, so I will not sit there and have that poison put on me. Now a black person can say, 'Oh, you know, I can use this word because I'm black.'

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: The best comfort food will always be greens, cornbread, and fried chicken. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

The best comfort food will always be greens, cornbread, and fried chicken.

--Maya Angelou
quote by Maya Angelou: One of the wonderful things about Oprah: She teaches you to keep on stepping. with background image: photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

One of the wonderful things about Oprah: She teaches you to keep on stepping.

--Maya Angelou

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