Maya Angelou Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Maya Angelou quotes, Maya Angelou sayings, and Maya Angelou proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.'

We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders. Maya Angelou
Nothing can dim the light which comes from within. Maya Angelou
You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. Maya Angelou
It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity, there is beauty, and there is strength. Maya Angelou
If you don’t like something change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude about it. Don’t complain. Maya Angelou
The best comfort food will always be greens, cornbread, and fried chicken. Maya Angelou
The encountering (of defeats) may be the very experience which creates the vitality and the power to endure. Maya Angelou
I believe that the most important single thing, beyond discipline and creativity, is daring to dare. 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 it. 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 it. Maya Angelou
In today's climate in our country, which is sickened with the pollution of pollution, threatened with the prominence of AIDS, riddled with burgeoning racism, rife with growing huddles of the homeless, we need art and we need art in all forms. We need all methods of art to be present, everywhere present, and all the time present. Maya Angelou
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness. Maya Angelou
The best comfort food will always be greens, cornbread, and fried chicken. Maya Angelou
The best comfort food will always be greens, cornbread, and fried chicken. 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. Maya Angelou
I would welcome a friendship with Lynne Hinton. I would welcome an invitation to sit down at her table, but mostly I would welcome her next book. Maya Angelou
Education helps one cease being intimidated by strange situations. Once you have it in your mind, you can go anywhere. Maya Angelou
Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. Maya Angelou
I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it. Maya Angelou
I'm not sure if resilience is ever achieved alone. Experience allows us to learn from example. But if we have someone who loves us- I don't mean who indulges us, but who loves us enough to be on our side-then it's easier to grow resilience, to grow belief in self, to grow self-esteem. Maya Angelou
Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time. Maya Angelou

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