Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Maya Angelou Rising

"If you are always trying to be normal, you'll never know how amazing you can be."

"Nothing can dim the light which shines from within."

"When people show you who they are, believe them the first time."

"You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not be reduced by them."

"If you don't like something, change it.  If you can't change it, change your attitude."

"Pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off you."

Related material:
NY Times remembers Maya Angelou
Rolling Stone remembers Maya Angelou



injaynesworld said...

Thankful that we will always have her words. What an amazing woman. Thanks for posting this.

bill lisleman said...

I'm not sure if I first learned of Maya Angelou from Oprah or NPR. I'm glad I did. I like the quote about the dust that will rise. Was that part of a poem?

California Girl said...

Bill, link to the poem "Still I Rise" in its entirety:

California Girl said...

jayne: it came across Twitter as I was posting to my TV station account. Couldn't not print some of her many amazing pronouncements.

DJan said...

Thank you for this, especially those wonderful quotes. Godspeed, Maya! You were one of a kind. :-)

California Girl said...

DJan, there is so much out there today on her. I can hardly believe her bio, "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings" came out in 1969.

BLissed-Out Grandma said...

Somehow I just thought she'd always be there. I guess she will, given all the lovely words she has left us.

California Girl said...

Bliss, great writers are always there, yes! Like your new profile foto. Very chic. :)

Pat Tillett said...

It is sad that it took her passing to be exposed to so many people. We are much poorer without her.

California Girl said...

Pat, but the words live on!


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