Sunday, February 19, 2006

Maya Angelou

"In April, Maya Angelou was interviewed by Oprah on her 70+ birthday. Oprah asked her what she thought of growing older.
And, there on television, she said it was "exciting." Regarding body changes, she said there were many, occurring every day...like her breasts. They seem to be in a race to see which will reach her waist, first. The audience laughed so hard they cried.

She is such a simple and honest woman, with so much wisdom in her words! Maya Angelou said this:
"I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow."
"I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights."
"I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life."
"I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as "making a life."
"I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance."
"I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back."
"I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision."
"I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one."
"I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back."
"I've learned that I still have a lot to learn."
"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."
Courtesy: Thanks AFJ for the forward.

8 comments:

GhostOfTomJoad said...

Not a fan of Maya Angelou but this sure makes sense.

still_figuring_out said...

beautiful words..

Rohit Talwar said...

I remember seeing clippings of this episode.. I'm not a fan, but its nice to see people writing about her too

aquamarine said...

Hi Ghost....
Yup, exactly. It is more the words than the person that caught my attention too.

Still FIguring Out, Yeah I agree:)

Rohit,
Baijaan, u dont have to be a Maya Angelou fan to appreciate the meaning in those words. Yeah, glad to know u appreciate it.

Nanie MK said...

just what i needed. but it's just so hard to believe that life will be better tomorrow when you can't even deal with the heartbreak that it gave you today.

Abaniko said...

I like the last quote the most. Very true! Have you read her book "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings"? Read it years ago. Great one---touching and inspiring.

aquamarine said...

HI Nanie..U'll be fine. Trust me. Life is a bundle of surprises.

Abanikho, nope. I must.Thx

Accidental Fame Junkie said...

I have read almost all her books. and they are great. AquaM, please read her. And you are most welcome!