5.28.2014

still i rise

I confess, I had a different post scheduled for today, but then I heard the sad news that the fabulous Maya Angelou passed away and my post didn't seem so fitting anymore. Instead I wanted to share some of my favorite quotes from Angelou. 

Maya Angelou was a renowned poet, a novelist, an actress, a survivor, a director, an activist, and a strong, strong woman. Most importantly though, she was someone that I would call an idol. She may no longer be with us, but her beautiful words and her love for the written word will stay with us forever. 



Remember to be kind to yourself and be kind to others, because hate has caused a lot of problems, but it has yet to solve one. 



I'll rise. 

<3 BB 

All quotes found via Pinterest. 


20 comments

Melissa Suggitt said...

so sad to hear of her passing. definitely an inspiration to many.

Kay said...

This was the perfect post for today! Strong woman, indeed.

Kait said...

well said brooke

P!nky said...

AMEN! <3

Rachel @ Love, Rachel said...

She has always been a fav as well. So sad.

Jenn said...

She was/is such an inspiration. I love all of her quotes. If only we could all live by her words and wisdom.

Helene in Between said...

thank you for posting about this today. she was an incredible woman and will be missed!

Nadine Lynn said...

Oh, this news is so sad. What awesome quotes to be remembered for though, right?!

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

i just read about her passing on twitter. we have definitely lost someone truly amazing.

-kathy
Vodka and Soda

Kenzie Smith said...

That is so sad to hear that she has passed away.. She is an amazing inspiration to us all.

JumpingJE said...

This was way more important than confessions. You're the best, Brooke <3

MacKensie said...

Beautiful, friend.

Laura {happily ever} Parker said...

So incredibly talented with words. RIP Maya!

Rachel said...

What? I've been traveling and away from the internet, so I didn't hear about her passing till this post. Sad to hear it.

Meg {henninglove} said...

thank you for posting some of her quotes! definitely makes one think

Kasey Lynne said...

love all of these.

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

So sad. What an amazing, wise woman!

Chandler said...

she was such an inspiration!

Kristen said...

so sad to hear this news. she was an amazing person.
i love that; hate has caused a lot of problems but it has yet to solve one. why are the simplest things the most true? amazing.

Becky said...

I know...when I saw the news, I was shocked, but also...kinda not...does that make sense? I first became familiar with her in high school and her books are in the "change your view of the world" category for me. Truly a great human.