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Iconic Maya Angelou Moments That Will Inspire You Forever

 

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An iconic National Treasure has passed away.  Maya Angelou was a woman that inspired and influenced writers, actors and world-leaders throughout her illustrious 86-years on earth and will continue to inspire us for many years to come.

Angelou was the author of 30 books, including her most popular novel, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.” She was also credited with a list of plays and movies, and was Hollywood’s first female African-American director. She was one of the most honored writers of her generation. Some of her biggest awards included the Presidential Medal of Arts in 2000, the Lincoln Medal in 2008 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2010.

Remember the Phenomenal Woman with the iconic Maya Angelou moments that will inspire you forever below.

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

– Maya Angelou 

 


“I’m grateful for being here, for being able to think, for being able to see, for being able to taste, for appreciating love – for knowing that it exists in a world so rife with vulgarity, with brutality and violence, and yet love exists. I’m grateful to know that it exists.”

– Maya Angelou

 

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“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
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During her travels abroad, Angelou befriended Malcolm X when he visited Ghana in May 1964. The two wrote to each other frequently upon his return to the United States.

 

“My life has been one great big joke, a dance that’s walked a song that’s spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke when I think about myself.”
– Maya Angelou
 

 

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RIP Maya Angelou

 

 

What are your favorite Maya Angelou moments?  How has she influenced or inspired you?  Share your favorite memories below.

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