Thursday 20 November 2014

Maya Angelou

I was genuinely sorry to hear of the death of Maya Angelou earlier this year. I first read her work as part of the American Studies side to my degree and despite her life trials, she came through as a survivor with an indomitable spirit. She's left us with a cracking body of work and some rather fantastic words of wisdom. Here are a few of my personal favourites.

"I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage and tangled tree lights."

"...Making a living is not the same as making a life."

"You shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back."

"Even when I have pains, I don't have to be one."

"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

"Every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug or just a friendly pat on the back."

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


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