Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou60 posts
16 Jan, 2011



Angelou sits down and teaches about love, life and how to be great on Oprah Winfrey’s Masterclass series.

If a human being dreams a great dream, dares to love somebody; if a human being dares to be Martin King, or Mahatma Gandhi, or Mother Theresa, or Malcolm X; if a human being dares to be bigger than the condition into which she or he was born—it means so can you.

Dr. Maya Angelou: "Be a Rainbow in Someone Else's Cloud" – Oprah's Master Class – OWN

1 Dec, 2000

O Magazine interview


Angelou talks about the impact of her book, Caged Bird:

Because of the rape. And yet I just read someplace that after a woman had read Caged Bird, she realized she wasn’t alone. I think in some cases Caged Bird has saved some lives—not just the quality of life, which is very important, but life itself. I get letters from young women and men, and I am able to say to them, “You can survive rape. You never forget it—don’t even think that. But you can survive it and go on.

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