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    So sad to lose this inspiring woman. One of my favorite quotes from Maya Angelou; “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.” #mayaangelou www.lblivingbetter.com

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Maya Angelou. I can't even begin to explain how much her words inspire me, how much they move me. She speaks directly to my heart, calms the seas and quiets the storms. She's given me my mantra for life... "I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it". Soul sister x NdS

I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass. ~Maya Angelou

After I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Angelou was hailed as a new kind of memoirist, one of the first African American women who was able to publicly discuss her personal life. Angelou is one of the most honored writers of her generation, is a member of the Harlem's Writers Guild, and has been honored by universities, literary organizations, government agencies, and special interest groups.

The world lost Maya Angelou today. In memoriam: 1928–2014. Photograph by Taylor Jewell

Maya Angelou- truly an inspiring, amazing woman!

Maya Angelou born Marguerite Ann Johnson on April 4, 1928 is an American autobiographer and poet.

Maya Angelou. She truly was one of a kind. The world lost a brilliant, loving & beautiful soul the day she passed.

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"You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well people can’t take their eyes off you." -Maya Angelou

I have a old soul. Poetry, art, music and history moves me. I have a passion for literature and art. I admire the elderly and often times I feel like I connect better with them then my own peers. I enjoy learning about the past to better my future.

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size But when I start to tell them, They think I’m telling lies. I say, It’s in the reach of my arms The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips. I’m a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That’s me. —From “Phenomenal Woman,” by Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou- a true spiritual voice