Maya Angelou was not only an American poet and an author but a civil rights activist as well. She received international acclaim and recognition as an author with her autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings released in 1969 portraying about her very own life till the age of 17. Maya Angelou has the credit of publishing three books full of essays, seven autobiographies, and several books of poetries, plays, TV shows and even movies.
"It's one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody"
"When you learn, teach, when you get, give"
"When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time."
"Try to be a rainbow in someones cloud"
"You cannot use up creativity. The more you use. the more you have."
"Nothing will work unless you do"
She was a phenomenal woman and her poems always sent out a powerful message to the world and her belief in civil rights and equality for all. Her quotes and sayings are highly inspiring and motivating people to lead a positive life and never stop following their dreams. In the majority of her autobiographies, she has portrayed her life in the childhood and early adulthood days. And Still I Rise, On the Pulse of Morning, and The heart of a Woman are some of her popular books.