Maya Angelou

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"It is important that we all broaden the concept of family." #MayaAngelou
“Hoping for the best, prepared for the worst, and unsurprised by anything in between.” #MayaAngelou
"I don't ever feel I have no help. I've had rainbows in my clouds...prepare yourself so that you can be a rainbow in somebody else's cloud." #MayaAngelou Video by @OWNTV
"Since time is the one immaterial object which we cannot influence, neither speed up nor slow down, add to nor diminish it is an imponderably valuable gift." #MayaAngelou
“He knew that brother's love redeems a sister's pain. His love opened the unusual door for me and I am blessed that James Baldwin was my brother.” #MayaAngelou Today we celebrate James Baldwin's Birthday. Thank you @mayaangeloufilm and @PBSAmerMasters
“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." #MayaAngelou Thank you Mayor @DeniseDAdamsWS and #MayorJoines for honoring Dr. Angelou in the Memorial Walk of Fame.…
"When you know you are of worth — not asking it but knowing it — you walk into a room with a particular power." #MayaAngelou
“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.” #MayaAngelou
“You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.” #MayaAngelou
"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." #MayaAngelou
“The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.” #MayaAngelou
“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.” #MayaAngelou
“You only are free when you realize you belong no place — you belong every place — no place at all.” #MayaAngelou
"I want it to be a better country, and I have worked at it, and I still work at it, and as long as I live, I shall be pressing us to be better...We have the potential; we can do it." #MayaAngelou #Independence @NPR…
"As I gaze at my garden and regard the varying colors the Creator has made for us, red, yellow, blue, white, pink, purple, etc..., I also think of the many colors the Creator has made of us, black, beige, brown, red, yellow and white -- and all of us are beautiful." #MayaAngelou
Maya Angelou was a well known civil rights activist, ally and advocate for LGBTQ rights. Today we celebrate! Happy #Pride - The Angelou Johnson Family…
"The variety of our skin tones Can confuse, bemuse, delight, Brown and pink and beige and purple, Tan and blue and white. I've sailed upon the seven seas And stopped in every land, I've seen the wonders of the world Not yet one common man." #MayaAngelou #HumanFamily
"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." #MayaAngelou Happy Father's Day! Thank you for your love, sacrifice, and courage.
"During slavery, who was able to read or write or keep anything? The ability to have somebody to tell your story to is so important. It says: 'I was here. I may be sold tomorrow. But you know I was here.'"... #MayaAngelou #JuneTeenth2021…
“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.” #MayaAngelou We are celebrating African American Music Appreciation Month. Enjoy Maya Angelou's Miss Calypso album from 1957! #BlackMusicMonth…
“If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.” #MayaAngelou
"I note the obvious differences Between each sort and type, But we are more alike, my friends, Than we are unalike." #MayaAngelou #HumanFamily
"I am grateful to have been loved and to be loved now and to be able to love because that liberates. Love liberates. It doesn’t just hold, that’s ego, love liberates!" #MayaAngelou
"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” #MayaAngelou
"The caged bird sings with a fearful trill of things unknown but longed for still and his tune is heard on the distant hill for the caged bird sings of freedom." On this Memorial Day, we thank you for the freedoms many enjoy because you served. The Angelou Johnson Family
“I’m convinced of this: Good done anywhere is good done everywhere. For a change, start by speaking to people rather than walking by them like they’re stones that don’t matter. As long as you’re breathing, it’s never too late to do some good.” #MayaAngelou
"Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest." #MayaAngelou Today, we remember the life of our beloved Maya Angelou. She gave our family and the world so much while leading and inspiring courage.
“Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future, and renders the present inaccessible.” #MayaAngelou
Our matriarch would often say, "This is a beautiful day, I've never seen this one before." See the day -The Angelou Johnson family.
"There is a spirit in all music, the spirit has the ability to conjure up thoughts even pictures of something that happened or you wished would happen or you anticipate happening. Music has the ability to create ideas in you and me." #MayaAngelou
"Peace my brother, peace my sister, peace my soul." #MayaAngelou
"Seek patience and passion in equal amounts. Patience alone will not build the temple. Passion alone will destroy its walls." #MayaAngelou
“Some people cannot see a good thing when it is right here, right now. Others can sense a good thing coming when it is days, months, or miles away.” #MayaAngelou
“I will look after you and I will look after anybody you say needs to be looked after, any way you say. I am here. I brought my whole self to you. I am your mother.” ― Maya Angelou, Mom & Me & Mom 🌻 Happy Mother's Day!f
"I am a Woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal Woman, that’s me.” #MayaAngelou Dr. Angelou and trailblazing astronaut Dr. #SallyRide will be the first two women on the @usmint issued under the American Women Quarters Program starting in January 2022.…
“Love life. Engage in it. Give it all you've got. Love it with a passion because life truly does give back, many times over, what you put into it.” #MayaAngelou
"Try to live your life in a way that you will not regret years of useless virtue and inertia and timidity. Take up the battle, take it up! It's yours, this is your life this is your world." #MayaAngelou
"Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God." #MayaAngelou
"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." #MayaAngelou Listen to activist #NikkiGiovanni & Glory Edim @guidetoglo founder of @wellreadblkgirl and their candid talk about Dr. Angelou.…
"We are not our brother’s keeper we are our brother and we are our sister. We must look past complexion and see community." #MayaAngelou
“The honorary duty of a human being is to love.” #MayaAngelou
Our family sends prayers of consolation and strength to Mr. George Floyd's family. It pains us to have to hope for accountability when we need to progress to a place and system where all people are treated with dignity and respect. #GeorgeFloyd…
"The greatest gift we give to each other is the telling of the truth." #MayaAngelou
“If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded." #MayaAngelou
"You should be angry. You must not be bitter. Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. It doesn’t do anything to the object of its displeasure. So use that anger. You write it. You paint it. You dance it. You march it. You vote it..." #MayaAngelou…
"Dear Creator, You, the borderless sea of substance, we ask you to give to all the world that which we need most—Peace." #MayaAngelou
"I had to trust life, since I was young enough to believe that life loved the person who dared to live it." #MayaAngelou
Continue! Thank you @SumnerSeahawks for the #DRAngelouGift by celebrating Dr. Maya Angelou's Day of Reading in Winston-Salem, NC -The Angelou Johnson Family…
"The idea of overcoming is always fascinating to me. It's fascinating because few of us realize how much energy we have expended just to be here today. I don't think we give ourselves enough credit for the overcoming." #MayaAngelou
"Just like moons and like suns, With the certainty of tides, Just like hopes springing high, Still I'll rise." #MayaAngelou In honor of Dr. Maya Angelou’s birthday, @Storiarts debuts the Still I Rise Headband – in their gorgeous Maya Angelou literary line!…
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