Rest In Peace, Maya Angelou

May 29, 2014

As most of you must have already heard, Dr. Maya Angelou has passed at the age of 86. She was an activist, an amazing writer and poet, and someone whose quotes I often drew inspiration from. The impact she made is undeniable, and she will not be easily forgotten. We have lost another legend!

Thank you for being such an inspiration! Rest in Perfect Peace Dr. Angelou...

Below are some of her quotes that I absolutely love...

"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."

 "Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud."

 "We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated."

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

 "One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest."

 "Nothing can dim the light which shines from within."

  "You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them."

"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 am a Woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal Woman, that's me."

 "You are the sum total of everything you've ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot - it's all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive."

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  1. I remember reading Phenomenal Woman when i was much younger and being blown away.


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