Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou is an American author and poet. She has published six autobiographies, five books of essays, several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning more than fifty years.

Most plain girls are virtuous because of the scarcity of opportunity to be otherwise.

October 1, 2014 Maya Angelou ,

I find it interesting that the meanest life, the poorest existence, is attributed to God’s will, but as human beings become more affluent, as their living standard and style begin to ascend the material scale, God descends the scale of responsibility at commensurate speed.

September 30, 2014 Maya Angelou ,

Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.

September 29, 2014 Maya Angelou ,

We are so new, as a creature. I mean, we’re the last group made, you know? And we just got here. The reptiles were on this little blob of spit and sand for 200 million years, and we just sort of grew this opposing thumb about 25 million years ago. So we are very new, and very rude, and very crass and shallow. And the only way we know to improve ourselves, for the most part, is by standing on somebody else’s neck. Not on their shoulders, but on their neck.

November 15, 2012 Maya Angelou , ,