Legendary poet, author, activist and musician Maya Angelou was born on April 4, 1928. In honor of her great life, we are taking a look at some of her best quotes.
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Phenomenal Woman: Our Favorite Dr. Maya Angelou Quotes was originally published on blackamericaweb.com
1. Phenomenal Woman – Maya Angelou
“The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.”
2. Phenomenal Woman – Maya Angelou
“Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances. ”
3. Phenomenal Woman – Maya Angelou
4. Phenomenal Woman – Maya Angelou
“Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.”
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6. Phenomenal Woman – Maya Angelou
“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”
7. Phenomenal Woman – Maya Angelou
“Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
It’s in the reach of my arms,
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
That’s me. ” – “Phenomenal Woman”