Quotes by Maya Angelou

"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."

"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."

"What you're supposed to do when you don't like a thing is change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it. Don't complain."

"When someone shows you who they are believe them; the first time."

"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty."

Books by Maya Angelou

  • The Seat of the Soul
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  • March 11th 2014 by Simon & Schuster Audio

    (first published March 1st 1989)

Maya Angelou
  • Maya Angelou

  • Date of birth: April 04, 1928
  • Died: May 28, 2014
  • Born: in St. Louis, Missouri, The United States.

  • Description: Maya Angelou, born Marguerite Ann Johnson April 4, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri, was an American poet, memoirist, actress and an important figure in the American Civil Rights Movement. In 2001 she was named one of the 30 most powerful women in America by Ladies Home Journal. Maya Angelou is known for her series of six autobiographies, starting with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, (1969) which was nominated for a National Book Award and called her magnum opus. Her volume of poetry, Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Die (1971) was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.