7 Maya Angelou Quotes I Want to Pass on to My Girls

7 Maya Angelou Quotes I Want to Pass on to My Girls

Maya Angelou

Although I don’t consider myself a writer in the sense that I feel like I have to write, I do love words, especially those that have been written by other people. I love to sit with quotes and feel the weight of the individual words and the message as a whole.

I’m embarrassed to admit that it took the news of Maya Angelou’s passing for me to sit and consider the wealth of beautiful words she’s written (although I’ve certainly read bits and pieces here and there), and as my Facebook news feed filled with quotes yesterday, I was overwhelmed with a desire to share her wisdom with my girls.

{And yep, now I’ve added her autobiographies to my list of books to read this summer!}

There are surely hundreds of Maya Angelou quotes worth sharing, but here are 7 that really struck me:

1. “If you’re always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.”

"If you're always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be." ~Maya Angelou

2. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude." ~Maya Angelou

3. “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.”

"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." ~Maya Angelou

4.  “I work very hard, and I play very hard. I’m grateful for life. And I live it – I believe life loves the liver of it. I live it.”

" I work very hard, and I play very hard. I'm grateful for life. And I live it - I believe life loves the liver of it. I live it." ~Maya Angelou

5. “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.”

"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

6. “We can learn to see each other and see ourselves in each other and recognize that human beings are more alike than we are unalike.”

"We can learn to see each other and see ourselves in each other and recognize that human beings are more alike than we are unalike." ~Maya Angelou

7. “Until blacks and whites see each other as brother and sister, we will not have parity. It’s very clear.”

"Until blacks and whites see each other as brother and sister, we will not have parity. It's very clear." ~Maya Angelou

What is your favorite Maya Angelou quote?

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  1. Thank you for posting this Very beautiful. I will share with my daughters and granddaughters.

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