HAPPY 90th BIRTHDAY MAYA ANGELOU: 10 Inspirational Quotes from “The Mother of Wisdom”

Maya Angelou (Illustration by Kimothy Joy) Maya Angelou (Illustration by Kimothy Joy)

There are no words I could possibly draw more inspiration from, than the brilliant quotes of Maya Angelou. The singer, author, poet and civil rights activist provides some of the most valuable advice for every situation in life. In honour Maya Angelou`s 90th birthday today – 10 inspirational quotes from “the mother of wisdom”.


Do the best you CAN until you know BETTER, then when you know better DO BETTER.


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


“SUCCESS is liking yourselfliking what you do and liking how you do it. “



“Never make someone A PRIORITY, when all you are to them is an OPTION.”



“I`m a WOMAN Phenomenally. PHENOMENAL woman, thats ME.” 



“When someone shows you WHO they are, believe them the first time.”



“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to THRIVE; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”



“LOVE recognizes NO BARRIERS. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”



“We delight in the BEAUTY of the butterfly, but rarely admit the CHANGES it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”



“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!”