7 of My Favourite Maya Angelou Quotes

On the 4th of April the US celebrated the life of Maya Angelou, a legendary writer and icon who graced this world. Maya Angelou passed away on the 28th of May 2014, but the knowledge and results of her activism and artistic writing will live on for decades to come. She is such an inspirational woman and to celebrate her wisdom, grace, hope, and intellect, here are 7 of my favourite Maya Angelou quotes!


1. “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.”


2. “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.”


3. “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”


4. “A Woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself ”


5. “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”


6. “Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take but by the moments that take your breath away.”


7. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

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