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Maya Angelou

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Comprehensive information about Maya Angelou including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. Maya Angelou, born Marguerite Annie Johnson, was a Pulitzer Prize-winning African American poet. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 8 1928 and died in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on May 28, 2014. Angelou was also a dancer, an actress and a singer. This educational Maya Angelou resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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Quote Left Life loves the liver of it. Quote Right
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Quote Left At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice. Quote Right
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Quote Left My life has been one great big joke A dance that's walked A song that's spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke When I think about myself. Quote Right
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Quote Left Each of us has that right, that possibility, to invent ourselves daily. If a person does not invent herself, she will be invented. So, to be bodacious enough to invent ourselves is wise. Quote Right
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Quote Left A bizarre sensation pervades a relationship of pretense. No truth seems true. A simple morning's greeting and response appear loaded with innuendo and fraught with implications. Each nicety becomes more sterile and each withdrawal more permanent. Quote Right
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