• #4
    7. "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."

    {My favorite.....}
  • #14
    Lisa missed my favorite Maya Angelou quote:

    "I do like to have guns around. I don't like to carry them. But I like - if somebody is going to come into my house and I have not put out the welcome mat, I want to stop them."
    - Maya Angelou

    And she did once! Gotta love a feisty old lady.
  • #10
    R.I.P Maya Angelouthank you for teaching us why the caged bird sings. You were a true inspiration see you on the other side.
  • #7
    I remember reading....I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings...years ago...a very sad but truly inspirational book....she will be missed
  • #36
    "If you don't like something, change it.
    If you can't change it, change your attitude.
    Don't complain."

    A great rule to live by...
  • #42
    ".....people will never forget how you made them feel..." Truly inspirational words for many of those who post on Politix.
    I think Maya Angelou enjoyed a good debate--an exchange of thoughts--a solid discussion as long as that debate was intelligent and respectful.
    Here's another Maya quote (my fave):“We’re more alike than we are unalike. When you know that, then you can make a relationship that helps us all to be kinder, truer to each other, more courteous.”
  • #6
    Touched By An Angel

    We, unaccustomed to courage
    exiles from delight
    live coiled in shells of loneliness
    until love leaves its high holy temple
    and comes into our sight
    to liberate us into life.

    Love arrives
    and in its train come ecstasies
    old memories of pleasure
    ancient histories of pain.
    Yet if we are bold,
    love strikes away the chains of fear
    from our souls.

    We are weaned from our timidity
    In the flush of love's light
    we dare be brave
    And suddenly we see
    that love costs all we are
    and will ever be.
    Yet it is only love
    which sets us free.

    - Maya Angelou

    Maya Angelou
  • #18
    I really loved her poems/writings. She had a rough childhood/young adult life, and through that became an inspiration for countless others. She seemed like a genuinely nice person. She will be missed.
  • #25
    I think her skin color assisted her in making all those stops along the way, including the steps of the whitehouse.
  • #34
    @AtsilaKamama So you think her being born dirt poor, rough upbringing and early adult life was her fault? How do you come to that conclusion name caller? Do you know anything about being Black in North Carolina with all the Racist Democrats installing 'White Only' signs on bathrooms, restaurants, bus seating, Governors chaining themselves to school doors, Democrats filibustering Equal Rights and so on in 30's, 40's, 50's and the 60's in North Carolina?

    Educate yourself.
  • #35
    I would also say, maybe a White woman couldn't have written on Subjects that she new so well. Why does skin color scare the crap out of some people so much?

    I enjoy telling people that people from India are Caucasian just to hear them bluster.
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  • #37
    Truly inspirational that she touched so many for what is good. Was never a fan but have utmost respect for her because of where she came from and where she went to. She overcame.
  • #71
    9. "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 didn't know this quote was by this Young Lady...
    One of my all time favorites...
  • #69
    "Nothing can dim the light that shines within" RIP Maya. I read every one of her books and she was truly influential in helping me shape myself into an independent, strong woman. I would not be who I am today if it wasn't for her books and poetry .
  • #19
    I was never much of a fan of Poetry until I read Angelou. Inspiration personified and ranks in the top tier of American writers. Her reading at Clinton's inauguration was the high light of Inaugurations.
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