Maya Angelou Quotes (130 quotes)
As quoted in Conversations with Maya Angelou (1989) by Jeffrey M. Elliot
“You were a precious pearl
How I loved to see you shine,
You were the perfect girl.
And you were mine.
For a time.
For a time.
Just for a time.”
Just for a Time - And Still I Rise (1978)
“Out of the huts of history's shame
Up from a past that's rooted in pain
I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.”
Still I Rise - And Still I Rise (1978)
“People will forget what you said
People will forget what you did
But people will never forget how you made them feel.”
As quoted in Worth Repeating: More Than 5,000 Classic and Contemporary Quotes (2003) by Bob Kelly, p. 263
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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.