Legendary author Maya Angelou’s most inspirational quotes

The world is mourning the death of beloved poet, author and civil rights activist Maya Angelou, who passed away on Wednesday, May 28 at the age of 86.

The mother of one was exceptionally gifted in nearly every artistic medium – including writing, directing, singing, dancing and acting – and made history with her memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, which became one of the first nonfiction best sellers by an African-American woman.

Her last tweet, posted on May 23, reads:

Scroll through the gallery below to read more of Maya’s inspirational quotes.


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