Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

is an American author and poet who has been called 'America's most visible black female autobiographer' by scholar Joanne M. Braxton
Maya Angelou is hailed as one of the great voices of contemporary literature and as a remarkable Renaissance woman. Being a poet, educator, historian, best-selling author, actress, playwright, civil-rights activist, producer and director, Dr. Angelou continues to travel the world making appearances, spreading her legendary wisdom. A mesmerizing vision of grace, swaying and stirring when she moves, Dr. Angelou captivates her audiences lyrically with vigor, fire and perception. She has the unique ability to shatter the opaque prisms of race and class between reader and subject throughout her books of poetry and her autobiographies. Dr. Angelou has authored twelve best-selling books including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and her current best-seller A Song Flung Up to Heaven. In 1981, Dr. Angelou was appointed to a lifetime position as the first Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University. In January 1993, she became only the second poet in U.S. History to have the honor of writing and reciting original work at the Presidential Inauguration. Source: mayaangelou.com
Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size But when I start to tell them, They think I'm telling lies. I say, It's in the reach of my arms The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips. I'm a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That's me.More Maya Angelou quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Light and shadow are opposite sides of the same coin. We can illuminate our paths or darken our way. It is a matter of choice.More Maya Angelou quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Find a beautiful piece of art. If you fall in love with Van Gogh or Matisse or John Oliver Killens, or if you fall love with the music of Coltrane, the music of Aretha Franklin, or the music of Chopin - find some beautiful art and admire it, and realize that that was created by human beings just like you, no more human, no less.More Maya Angelou quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We need language to tell us who we are, how we feel, what we're capable of- to explain the pains and glory of our existence.More Maya Angelou quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.More Maya Angelou quotes [07/08/2011 01:07:17]

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