Maya Angelou was born as Marguerite Annie Johnson on April 4, 1928. She died on May 28, 2014, while it was not clear what was the cause of her death, many speculated of heart ailments or natural causes. She was known as an American poet, memoirist, writer, and civil rights activist.
Several movies, plays, and television shows were inspired by her books, autobiographies, and poetry. She also works jobs as a cook, nightclub performer, and sex worker. She became prominent in activism when she worked as corresponded in Egypt and Ghana while the decolonization of Africa.
She was active during Civil Rights Movement and work alongside Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X. Angelou recited her own poem during the inauguration of Bill Clinton. One of her most famous autobiographies was called “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” which was published in 1969.
MAYA ANGELOU QUOTES AND CAPTIONS
Being an active writer and poet, Maya Angelou left so many inspiring quotes that are popular and brings so much motivation even after her death. This compilation of Maya Angelou quotes is just the tip of the iceberg of how inspiring she has been. Take a look at these Maya Angelou wall arts for home decor.
“I’m just someone who likes cooking and for whom sharing food is a form of expression.”
“Cooking certain dishes, like roast pork, reminds me of my mother.”
“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.”
“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.”
“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.”
“If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.”
“I am a woman phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, that’s me.”
“Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.”
“I am grateful to be a woman. I must have done something great in another life.”
“I do my best because I’m counting on you counting on me.”
I hope you found this collection of Maya Angelou quotes. From inspiring women, fighting for equality, simply for living and enjoying one’s life, her poems and quotes will motivate you.