15 Insanely Inspiring Quotes By Maya Angelou To Keep You Going

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Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou is an American poet and author who is well known for her works which include ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’, ‘Gather Together in My Name’, ‘The Heart of a Woman’, and ‘A Song Flung Up to Heaven’.

Besides being an author and a poet, she was a singer, memoirist, and a prominent civil rights activist who took an active part in the civil rights movement along with Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. She is a woman who has tirelessly devoted her life fighting for the betterment of women and black people. 

A woman of such great stature passed away at the age of 86 leaving behind a long-lasting legacy of her great inspiring work in literature.

Dig in to read some of her insanely inspiring quotes to keep your spirits high. 

“If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be”

“Nothing will work unless you do”

Maya Angelou

“You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody”

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

Maya Angelou

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”

“If one has courage, nothing can dim the light which shines from within”

Maya Angelou

“I believe that the most important single thing, beyond discipline and creativity, is daring to dare.”

Maya Angelou

“I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it.”

Maya Angelou

“Determine to live life with flair and laughter”

Maya Angelou

“Surviving is important. Thriving is elegant”

Maya Angelou

“I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life”.”

“Whatever you want to do, if you want to be great at it, you have to love it and be able to make sacrifices for it.”

Maya Angelou

“I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.”

Maya Angelou

“I am not competing with anyone other than myself. I want to be excellent at whatever I do.”

Maya Angelou