"Love is that condition in the human spirit so profound that it allows me to survive, and better than that, to thrive with passion, compassion, and style." - Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou is a poet, writer and autobiographer. She is best known for her series of six autobiographical volumes, which focus on her childhood and early adulthood experiences. With the publication of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Angelou was heralded as a new kind of memoirist, one of the first African American women who was able to publicly discuss her personal life. She became recognized and highly respected as a spokesperson for black people and women. Find more inspirational quotes by African Americans by Clicking Here.