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  • When you wish someone joy, you wish them peace,love, prosperity, happiness... all the good things.
    (Maya Angelou)

  • He loved her. ... she can be talking to me about regular things but when she mentions Martin, her voice always falls a little bit and you can sense the intimacy. ... The sweetness of that relationship was always evident.
    (Maya Angelou)

  • When we cast our bread upon the waters, we can presume that someone downstream whose face we will never know will benefit from our action, as we who are downstream from another will profit from that grantor's gift.
    (Maya Angelou)

  • I answer the heroic question Death, where is they sting with It is here in my heart and mind and memories.
    (Maya Angelou)

  • I believe that every person is born with talent.
    (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.
    (Maya Angelou)

  • My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.
    (Maya Angelou)

  • Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
    (Maya Angelou)

  • I know you very well, and I know you need a good English teacher.
    (Maya Angelou)

  • 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.
    (Maya Angelou)

  • Each of us has the right and the responsibility to assess the roads which lie ahead and . . . if the future road looms ominous or unpromising . . . then we need to gather our reslove and . . . step off . . . into another direction.
    (Maya Angelou)

  • Talent is like electricity. We don't understand electricity. We use it. You can plug into it and light up a lamp, keep a heart pump going, light a cathedral, or you can electrocute a person with it.
    (Maya Angelou)

  • For Africa to me... is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.
    (Maya Angelou)

  • Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: "I'm with you kid. Let's go."
    (Maya Angelou)

  • I don't believe the 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)


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