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“The world had taken a deep breath and was having doubts about continuing to revolve.”

― Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

“You can only become great at something you are willing to sacrifice for”

― Maya Angelou

“If someone shows you who they are, believe them.”

― Maya Angelou

“Does my sexiness upset you? / Does it come as a surprise / That I dance like I’ve got diamonds / At the meeting of my thighs?”

― Maya Angelou

“Hope for the best, be prepared for the worse. Life is shocking, but you must never appear to be shocked. For no matter how bad it is it could be worse and no matter how good it is it could be better.”

― Maya Angelou

“The Black female is assaulted in her tender years by all those common forces of nature at the same time she is caught in the tripartite crossfire of masculine prejudice, white illogical hate and Black lack of power. The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerence. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors and deserves respect if not enthusiastic admiration.”

― Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

“Be wary when a naked person offers you his shirt”

― Maya Angelou, Even The Stars Look Lonesome

“I don’t believe an 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

“You did the best that you knew how. Now that you know better, you’ll do better.”

― Maya Angelou

“I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: A rainy day, lost luggage and tangled Christmas tree lights.”

― Maya Angelou

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