Connect with us


Maya Angelou Quotes on Love and Life That Will Touch Your Heart



Maya Angelou Quotes

Well said by Shakespeare that “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players”. It’s also true in real life that everyone is playing his/her role. However, one person lived in many roles on the world’s stage. She was a cook, performer, and dancer at a nightclub, cast member in a few opera performances, coordinator at the South Christian Leadership Conference, a journalist in Africa, actor, poet, singer, writer, director, and producer of some plays and films. She worked as an activist in the Civil Rights Movement. This great lady is known by Maya Angelou.

“You will not know by what you said or what you did for someone, but You will be remembered for how you made them feel in life”.

Maya Angelou was born in the United States on 4th May 1928. She grew up in St. Louis and her child’s name was Marguerite Annie Johnson. She was the second child of Bailey Johnson and Vivian Johnson. She was 3 years old, her father sent it to her grandfather. As Bailey and Vivian were happily divorced. Maya Angelou Quotes.

Again, she had been shifted from her grandfather’s house to her mother’s house in Louis. She was sexually abused and raped by her mother’s boyfriend. She told to brother about this incident, and her brother told the rest family member and then the maternal family lodged a complaint in a Polish station. Polish sent him to 1-year jail. He returned from jail, but Angelou’s maternal uncle murdered him for his guilt. Soon, Angelou and her brother were sent back to their grandfather’s house. But now she was depressed and started living without speaking because she thought that he was killed due to her. One of her teachers and friends helped her to overcome mute, and she came back from her depression. Maya Angelou Quotes

At the age of 14 years, she had gone to St. Louis at her mother’s home. She finished school at California Labor School and soon after 4 months she gave birth to her son, named Guy Johnson.

If you look at her career graph, she worked whatever fond in her way of life without stopping and thinking. Later, she started writing and written 7 autobiographies, easy, poetry, play, the movie in the last 45 years of her career. She had received more than 40 honorary degrees from many universities in the USA.

She was a genius and won the audition for opera performance and she did an international tour for Porgy and Bess from 1954 to 1955. she toured 20 countries.

She married Tosh Angelos in 1951 but she divorced him soon in late 1954. Again, she married Paul du Feu in 1974 but sadly it was also ended after 10 years. 

What People Say:- Laura Kat, US told me that I was fortunate to meet her in-person 10 years back. It was the best time of my life, I sat there and listened to her stories, meanwhile she noticed a tattoo on my shoulder of Animal from the Muppets and Maya said, “How nice, Art you can take with you.”


Maya Angelou Quotes

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” — Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou Quotes

“If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.” — Maya Angelou

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou

“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” — Maya Angelou

“Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told, ‘I’m with you kid. Let’s go!” — Maya Angelou

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” — Maya Angelou

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

Maya Angelou quotes on the power of words

Maya Angelou quotes on the power of words

“If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.” — Maya Angelou

“No sun outlasts its sunset, but will rise again and bring the dawn.” — Maya Angelou

 “I am grateful to be a woman. I must have done something great in another life.”  — Maya Angelou

 “Everything in the universe has a rhythm. Everything dances.” — Maya Angelou


Motivational Quotes By Maya Angelou

If you cannot make a change, change the way you have been thinking. You might find a new solution.” — Maya Angelou

Motivational Quotes By Maya Angelou

 “The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.” — Maya Angelou

“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” — Maya Angelou

“The need for Change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind.” — Maya Angelou

“You will face many defeats in your life but never let yourself be defeated.” — Maya Angelou

“You can only become Great at the things you are willing to sacrifice for.” — Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou's reflections on life and resilience

Maya Angelou’s reflections on life and resilience

“I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t laugh.” — Maya Angelou

“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.”  — Maya Angelou

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

“A friend may be waiting behind a stranger’s face.” — Maya Angelou

“We May Encounter Many Defeats But We Must Not Be Defeated.” — Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quotes About Love

“Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time.”  — Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou Quotes About Love

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

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

“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.”  — Maya Angelou

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

“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

“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 in it.” — Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou on self-love and acceptanc

Maya Angelou on self-love and acceptanc

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” ― Maya Angelou

“Children’s talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.” — Maya Angelou

 “You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.” — Maya Angelou

“The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.”  — Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou Quotes On Life & Happiness

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

Maya Angelou Quotes On Life & Happiness

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

 “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you…!”  — Maya Angelou

“Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.”  — Maya Angelou

“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer.” — Maya Angelou

“I believe the most important single thing. beyond discipline and creativity is daring to dare.” — Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou quotes on courage

Maya Angelou quotes on courage

 “The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.”  — Maya Angelou

“If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.”  — Maya Angelou

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.”  — Maya Angelou

 “I respect myself and insist upon it from everybody. And because I do it, I then respect everybody, too.”  — Maya Angelou

 You only are free when you realize you belong no place, you belong to every place, no place at all. The price is high. The reward is great.” — Maya Angelou 


Famous Quotes By Maya Angelou

“You may not control all that happens to you but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”  — Maya Angelou

Inspirational quotes by Maya Angelou

Inspirational quotes by Maya Angelou

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use the more you have.”  — Maya Angelou

“A woman’s heart should be so hidden in God, that a man has to seek Him just to find her.”  — Maya Angelou

“Spirit is an invisible force made visible in all life.”  — Maya Angelou

“A wise woman wishes to be no one’s enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone’s victim.”  — Maya Angelou

“When people show you who they are, believe them the first time.” ― Maya Angelou

“There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.”  — Maya Angelou

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”  — Maya Angelou

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

“You may encounter many defeats but you must not be defeated.” — Maya Angelou


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

“All great achievements require time.”  — Maya Angelou

Everything in the Universe has a rhythm, everything dances.”  — Maya Angelou

Famous Quotes By Maya Angelou


Maya Angelou was received many awards and recognition by the prestigious origination of the united states. She also received the highest civilian award of United States Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011 by President Barack Obama. Maya Angelou will be always remembered for his work in literature.

The official Twitter account for Dr. Maya Angelou:-  @DrMayaAngelou

Friends, here we have read this great inspiring lady Maya Angelou Quotes Images. Please tell the world how you are inspired by her and comment below her one quote that you like most.


Recommending Reading:-


Which are your favorite Maya Angelou Quotes? Leave a comment below.


Yourself Quotes is a one-stop solution for the finest quotations and an unlimited collection of self-development, people's quotations, motivational stories, festivities online, and much more inspirational stuff.



  1. Maya Angelou Quotes

    March 15, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    Thanks for sharing such wonderful Quotes. It was really useful.

  2. Vinay

    February 27, 2020 at 12:26 pm

    Maya Angelou quotes are truly inspiring. Thanks for sharing with us.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *