The passing of Maya Angelou this week has caused a ripple effect across the internet. Nearly every website has posted their version of Maya Angelou’s best quotes and rightly so, she was an epic master of words. Like them, I’m going to share the best ones (in my opinion) but I wanted it to be connected to what I try to do each day on The Plastic Diaries.
Maya Angelou was the queen of motivational speaking. A simple sentence from her mouth could have you attempting something you had always feared. This was the impact she had on me, and I hope my choice of favourite quotes has that effect on you.
I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t laugh.
I’ve learned that making a ‘living’ is not the same thing as ‘making a life’.
We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends and living our lives.
I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick arse.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.
Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour, and some style.
Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but it has not solved one yet.
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option.
You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
Do you have a favourite Maya Angelou quote? Do you find my favourites inspiring? Let me know by commenting below!