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trinhcan66: Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. Maya Angelou

BabytoBoomer: Quotes: Maya Angelou Quote on Finding the Peace and Patience Within

AnTaobhRua: Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future, and renders the present inaccessible. - Maya Angelou

StunningOnMe: “You only are free when you realize you belong no place — you belong every place — no place at all.” —Maya Angelou

animalcrackrs1: the fire next time-james baldwin, the bluest eye-toni morrison, any and all work of maya angelou the color purple-alice walker

conniequijada1: Maya Angelou - One On One (1983)

estudentetser: "Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with the shades of deeper meaning." — Maya Angelou

JNIGHT400: “You may write me down in history with your bitter, twisted lines. You may trod me in the very dirt, but still, like dust, I'll rise.” - Maya Angelou

EmpDrue: Maya Angelou reads her poem “A Brave and Startling Truth"

DanielleRidgew4: "When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time." – Maya Angelou.

iX_suleh: Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option. Maya Angelou

CammonJeffrey: “A black person grows up in this country - and in many places - knowing that racism will be as familiar as salt to the tongue. Also, it can be as dangerous as too much salt. I think that you must struggle for betterment for yourself and for everyone.” -Maya Angelou

usnehal: The poets who give me the most solace are Maya Angelou, Rumi, and Naomi Shihab Nye What happens when an extrovert child goes silent because speaking may make her daddy disappear and never come back? When she is an adult, she has a lot to say Some of my (many) favorites

Goizti: I'm white and as a priviliged non-American person, my opinion doesn't mean a thing. But I want to say it because I feel it deep inside. Three of my favourite writers are poets. Their names are Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou and Gwendolyn Brooks. They were African-Americans.

wyattgladden: Time and time again Jared has shown us who he really is. time and time again he plays the victim when called out and each time folks rush to his defense with excuses for his behavior. “When people show you who they are, believe them”- Maya Angelou

FKAavery: I need a biopic of a young Maya Angelou and James Baldwin in the crack of a musty dive bar getting drunk and talking that good shit.

karinlow: (the blocking out of the image of maya angelou wasn't in the original video, it just got cut off for some reason in my download)

watchinitburn_: ben barnes reading maya angelou is so good and pure

watchinitburn_: also and please read maya angelou her poetry is so powerful and touching.

cdpeterson1217: understand. What we can do is listen, sympathize, and donate our time and money. White people need to begin by educating ourselves. Read books by black men and women like James Baldwin, Bell Hooks, Richard Wright, and Maya Angelou. Listen to black people when they talk about...

DivineSentiment: “Your future is so bright it burns my eyes!” - Dr. Maya Angelou

PhilosophyOI: "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." Maya Angelou

TheCosby: Someone has never read the works of Maya Angelou and it shows. We call that range from where I’m from. She has it.

BeingEdna: "We have decided it is better to be exploited, misused, battered & bedraggled than to become disagreeable. We think that the brute, who is prepared to treat a victim in the most unkind way, will be coerced into being kind if the victim is courteous. I don't agree." ~Maya Angelou

AAPublishingLLC: “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou – The Editors

RickLondonGreen: "You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." - Maya Angelou

bestofbenbarnes: Ben Barnes recites ‘Human Family’ by Maya Angelou

KrysRoyalty: Sometimes I forget my talent is writing and it’s not until I think about Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Zora Neale Hurston, Nikki Giovanni, Gwendolyn Brooks, Alice Walker, Toni Cade Bambara, and other black articulate women that I realize how much I can change my environment.

nxdin_: “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” - Maya Angelou

V_HepburnAuthor: “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.” - Maya Angelou

DaxaVarsani1: 'When people show you who they are, believe them the first time' Maya Angelou

RedTom19: Maya Angelou was a wonderful woman and an inspiration

TheBookCracks: “I had to trust life, since I was young enough to believe that life loved the person who dared to live it.” – The heart of a woman by Maya Angelou.

Jeff_Zoul: “Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better.” Maya Angelou

markymark_69: Always thought this was Maya Angelou

kamnct1: Harriet Tubman, Angela Davis, Oprah Winfrey, Mildred Loving, Joséphine Baker, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, Katoucha Niane, Maya Angelou, Michelle Obama... Je continue?

tweetz789: Nothing will work unless you do.- Maya Angelou

SingporeHotel: 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. –Maya Angelou

tajmccoywrites: Ms. Maya Angelou said it best: “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” This isn’t the first time, but it should be enough.

SLoveee101: Quote of the day, : 'If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be good to me?' —Maya Angelou

FaSoomro1: If You don't like something, change it. If You can't change it, change your attitude. Maya Angelou

FortunateSilind: We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. – Maya Angelou

MotAmazeBeGREAT: "Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option." - Maya Angelou

tuankulongtheo: You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. –Maya Angelou

vii_lauren: Just spent $114 on two Maya Angelou books. Absolutely no regrets. Me for the next two weeks waiting ⬇️

FactShines: "Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope." — Maya Angelou

IamMzilikazi: “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” ~ Maya Angelou

ShantaZimmer: “The plague of racism is insidious, entering into our minds as smoothly and quietly and invisibly as floating airborne microbes enter into our bodies to find lifelong purchase in our bloodstreams.” ~Maya Angelou

monchikponchikk: “The caged bird sings with a fearful trill of things unknown but longed for still and his tune is heard on the distant hill for the caged bird sings of freedom.” Maya Angelou, “Caged Bird”

Donna__McLean: You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes, You may kill me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I’ll rise. Maya Angelou

_Lindo: “The plague of racism is insidious, entering into our minds as smoothly and quietly and invisibly as floating airborne microbes enter into our bodies to find lifelong purchase in our bloodstreams” -Maya Angelou Racism kills! Racism destroys !

iibad33: “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.” -Maya Angelou

LifeLessonsOL: You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. -Maya Angelou

LaurentKreutz: “Nothing will work unless you do.” – Maya Angelou

Ramhadji: "Hate has caused a lot of problems in the world but has not solved one yet." ~ Maya Angelou

QPnewsboy: "When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time." Maya Angelou

CandyFrank8: A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song. - Maya Angelou

amati913: "Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better." - Maya Angelou

DonChampionTV: “There is a kind of strength that is almost frightening in black women. It's as if a steel rod runs right through the head down to the feet.'' - Maya Angelou

fraveris: 'You can only become truly accomplished at something you love.' ~ Maya Angelou ~ Sleepy Lee Iris Scott (born 1984)

manifestLOA360: “Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it.” - Maya Angelou

APositiveQuote: "Nothing can dim the light which shines from within." ~ Maya Angelou

ninagarcia: Words are never enough, they need to be translated into permanent action but in the last two days I’ve decided to find solace in the poems of Maya Angelou. In “Still I Rise” I read:

LiteraryVienna: „I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass.“ Maya Angelou

destinCONRAD: i wish maya angelou was still here

BlueOceanDDS: My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” ~Maya Angelou

loventortillas: “This is what I am learning, at 82 years old: the main thing is to be in love with the search for truth.” - Maya Angelou

ryyaann__: “Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future, and renders the present inaccessible.” - Maya Angelou

logoscounseling: "How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes." –Maya Angelou

Stonekettle: When people show you who they are, believe them the first time. -- Maya Angelou

BentleyBeardOK: "Equal rights, fair play, justice, are all like the air; we all have it or none of us has it." -Maya Angelou

kingdavid_04: “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” -Maya Angelou

YeFeministVoice: Each time a woman stands up for herself she stands up for all women. -Maya Angelou

BookEndsJessica: Our work is nowhere near done, “Equal rights, fair play, justice, are all like the air; we all have it or none of us has it.” -Maya Angelou Here is a list of anti-racism resources for white people. This is on all of us

iomguyana: "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". Remembering Maya Angelou, a true a warrior for truth, justice and love.

uncletimmensgym: Take the blinders from your vision, take the padding from your ears, and confess you've heard me crying, and admit you've seen my tears. --Maya Angelou, an excerpt from "Equality"

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Gods_Peace1: “Stand up straight and realize who you are, that you tower over your circumstances. You are a child of God. Stand up straight.” Maya Angelou

scottlindsey: "Nothing can dim the light which shines from within." —Maya Angelou

mayya_sundukova: I am so embarrassed to remember my first paper(s) having a lot of bar graphs, and even calling them "histograms". Forgive yourself for what you did not know before you learned it! (cit. Maya Angelou)

xjaewonx: 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. –Maya Angelou

FinanceDirCFO: This seems like a good week to remind ourselves of this Maya Angelou quote... "At the end of the day people won't remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel."

gshunter: "When we decide to be happy we accept the responsibility to bring happiness to someone else." - Maya Angelou

LenaWattsRobin1: In the words of the great Maya Angelou, when people show you who they are believe them. Minneapolis-white-supremacist police at work!

Mmkh87: Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

DondePlowman: “Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told, ‘I’m with you, kid. Let’s go!’” (Maya Angelou). Let’s start this day by telling someone who might need to hear it — ‘you got this!’

kitcrumpton: When they tell you who they are believe them. Maya Angelou

nickiunderated: Maya Angelou's 'Still I Rise' beautifully performed by Nicki Minaj.

PoetrySociety: Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? ’Cause I walk like I've got oil wells Pumping in my living room. Just like moons and like suns, With the certainty of tides, Just like hopes springing high, Still I'll rise. Maya Angelou

ClearSpacesLLC: “I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” - Maya Angelou

Nikishimself: Library of books has shown path to the pathless throughout history and geography.

ArielPoets: You may kill me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I’ll rise. —Maya Angelou

mayamcentyre: “War on Black Boys” by Kale Nelson and “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou. Black people have been dying at the hands of police for so long and enough is enough. We need to be loud at all times, not just when a video goes viral. Use our voices to fight and end the war on black bodies

g_leemz: "Still I Rise" - Maya Angelou

yEvb0: Challenge to fellow white people today: quote a civil rights figure other than MLK or Maya Angelou

Sithelosenkosi: “Just date, don’t worry about the number of people you’re dating, just date. Coz izokstressa iNumber child” - Maya Angelou ♥️

Jerica_J423: "We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color." -Maya Angelou

imjasondiamond: I still say "It was an act of whimsy" at least once a week.

FLP_Youth: Remembering Maya Angelou, who passed away six years ago yesterday. Here's a beautiful piece about her love of libraries

npaulson005: "But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipped and    his feet are tied so he opens his throat to sing." - Maya Angelou, "Caged Bird"



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