Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Top 10 Quotes From I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings By Maya Angelou

An incredible gem of her generation. She won three Grammys, spoke six languages and was the second poet in history to recite a poem at a presidential inauguration. Here is top 10 Quotes From I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings By Maya Angelou:

But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams
his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream
his wings are clipped and his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing.”  
 “Anything that works against you can also work for you once you understand the Principle of Reverse.”  
“Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off you....see, you don't have to think about doing the right thing. If you're for the right thing, then you do it without thinking."
“Hoping for the best, prepared for the worst, and unsurprised by anything in between.”
“People whose history and future were threatened each day by extinction considered that it was only by divine intervention that they were able to live at all. 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 a commensurate speed.”  

“Life is going to give you just what you put in it. Put your whole heart in everything you do, and pray, then you can wait.”  
“Without willing it, I had gone from being ignorant of being ignorant to being aware of being aware. And the worst part of my awareness was that I didn't know what I was aware of. I knew I knew very little, but I was certain that the things I had yet to learn wouldn't be taught to me at George Washington High School. ”  
 “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you”  
“not only was cleanliness next to Godliness, dirtiness was the inventor of misery.”
“I had given up some youth for knowledge, but my gain was more valuable than the loss”  

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