- by Republica
Oprah Winfrey, who considers Maya Angelou a mentor, said, “Maya Angelou is not what she has done, written or spoken. It’s how she did it all. She moved through the world with unshakeable calm, confidence, and a fiery, fierce grace and abounding love.” Angelou is best known for her book published in 1970, ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’ which received international acclaim. The book was also banned in many schools during that time as Angelou’s honesty about having been sexually abused opened a subject matter that had long been taboo in the culture. Later, ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’ would become a course adoption at college campuses around the world. With more than 30 bestselling titles, Maya Angelou has written 36 books. Here are some of her quotes that can instigate you to take action to better yourself.