Maya Angelou Quotes
Brief author info: Maya Angelou (1928- ) Famous American poet, civil rights activist and author.
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Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.
Few, if any, survive their teens. Most surrender to the vague but murderous pressure of adult conformity.
I answer the heroic question "Death, where is thy sting?" with "It is here in my heart and mind and memories."
If you start by promising what you don't even have yet, you'll lose your desire to work towards getting it.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.
It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.
Every woman is wrong until she cries, and then she is right - instantly.