Rest in Peace Maya Angelou.
My book of quotes is the size it is from amazing souls like you. You leave behind a lasting impression and some amazing, wise words for us to remember you by.
You alone are enough,
You have nothing to prove to anybody – Maya Angelou
I’ve learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life – Maya Angelou
To those who have given up on love, I say, “Trust life a little bit” – Maya Angelou
You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. – Maya Angelou
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away – Maya Angelou (One of my all-time favorites)
Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option
When people show you who they are, believe them – Maya Angelou
Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. – Maya Angelou
You may encounter many defeats but you must not be defeated – Maya Angelou
Let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good. – Maya Angelou
(Excerpts from ‘I’ll Rise’)
You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.
Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.
Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops,
Weakened by my soulful cries?
You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.
-Maya Angelou, 1928
Rest in Peace Phenomenal Woman