When the headline came across WECT’s website on Wednesday morning that the Inspiring Poet, Entrepreneur, Nobel Laureate and all around Inspiring Woman Maya Angelou had passed I loudly exclaimed “NO! Oh My God!” all of my co-workers thought I had lost my mind – but this woman has been a foundation and inspiration in my life for a long while, ever since I first saw her on Oprah many many years ago, a Phenomenal Woman she was! A lite that has been extinguished and gone from this Earth, yet I believe wholeheartedly that her legacy will continue for many decades to come – and I hope longer!
“My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school were more educated and more intelligent than college professors”
“Music was my refuge. I could crawl between and notes and curl my back to loneliness”
“Courage is the most important of all virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage”
“One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, generous, or honest”