Maya Angelou was an American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and was credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. She received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees. Angelou is best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. The first, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), tells of her life up to the age of 17 and brought her international recognition and acclaim and today on her birthday Google is celebrating her with a graphic art on her supposed 90th birthday today and we are celebrating her with our favorite quotes of her
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.
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.
Nothing will work unless you do.
Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.