Maya Angelou Quote
“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.”
Attributed. Probably apocryphal.
As quoted by Oprah Winfrey - Oprah's Thank You Game
“You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.”
Still I Rise - Full text online at poets.org - And Still I Rise (1978)
Born: April 4, 1928
Died: May 28, 2014 (aged 86)
Occupation: Poet, dancer, playwright, author, actress, professor
Bio: Maya Angelou was an American author and poet. She has published six autobiographies, five books of essays, several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning more than fifty years. She has received dozens of awards and over thirty honorary doctoral degrees.