Maya Angelou

Quotes from Maya Angelou.

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

Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
- Maya Angelou

My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.
- Maya Angelou

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
- Maya Angelou

If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.
- Maya Angelou

Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
- Maya Angelou

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
- Maya Angelou

Nothing will work unless you do.
- Maya Angelou

It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.
- Maya Angelou

If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.
- Maya Angelou