Posts Tagged 'Maya Angelou'



Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/24/16

The Carolina Theater, Greensboro, North Caroli...

The Carolina Theater, Greensboro, North Carolina, September, 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’m convinced of this:  Good done anywhere is good done everywhere.”   —   Maya Angelou

(But, I think we all need to do as much good as possible.  If only to offset the bad that too many unhappy, negative people do.  So, as usual, be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/24/16

President Barack Obama presenting Maya Angelou...

President Barack Obama presenting Maya Angelou with the Presidential Medal of Freedom (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As long as you’re breathing, it’s never too late to do some good.”   —   Maya Angelou

(Another gem, from the ambassador of positivity!  I think it’s kind of like the saying:  it takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile.  I’m not sure how true this is, but smiling and doing good go hand in hand together, and are such simple acts, so why not!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/27/16

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”   —   Maya Angelou

(This one was a little tough getting started.  The author’s name was a big help again.  Do you think there is some significance in there being no letter I in this quote?  After all, there is no “I” in team, as the saying goes.  I like the quote’s collective tone!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/19/16

English: Former Illinois Governor George Ryan

English: Former Illinois Governor George Ryan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life goes on, and it will be better tomorrow.”   —   Maya Angelou

(As long as there has been a stay of execution . . . then yes!  If not, then you better prepare for that bumpy ride.  Fortunately, most of us are not on death row, although far too many people are.  I always admired Illinois Governor George Ryan, for taking the bold step of clearing Illinois’ death row, by commuting the death sentences of 167 condemned inmates.  Very brave of him to act on his conscience.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/11/15

President Barack Obama presenting Maya Angelou...

President Barack Obama presenting Maya Angelou with the Presidential Medal of Freedom (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!”   —   Maya Angelou

Thanks to the Veterans.

Thanks to the Veterans. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(She must have written this before the political correctness of all thespians being referred to as “actors”.  All of our veterans, men and women alike, deserve all of our appreciation, on a daily basis.  But, today is reserved as the day to celebrate that appreciation.  Politics and leaders create the messes we call wars.  Our military personnel are tasked with the unpleasant and dangerous job of cleaning up those messes.  Regardless of what some may claim, we all support our troops!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 09/22/15

The Carolina Theater, Greensboro, North Caroli...

The Carolina Theater, Greensboro, North Carolina, September, 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Love recognizes no barriers.  It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”   —   Maya Angelou

(As long as it gets me to the Rainbow Bridge, so I can run and play with my sweet Ginger again . . . that’s all I can ask for.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/12/15

Maya Angelou with Bloomberg and Nadler

Maya Angelou with Bloomberg and Nadler (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The horizon leans forward, offering you space to place new steps of change.”   —   Maya Angelou

(Not an easy solve.  Suspected the W was the E, but again, I needed help from the author’s name, to get this one moving.  It looks like we’re in for some more graduation wisdom this week.  That’s cool.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/19/14

I can be changed by what happens to me.  But I refuse to be reduced by it.”   —   Maya Angelou

(Dignity resolved.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/23/14

Maya Angelou

Cover of Maya Angelou

You may write me down in history with your bitter, twisted lies, you may trod me in the very dirt but still, like dust, I’ll rise.”   —   Maya Angelou

You are the sum total of everything you've eve...

You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot – it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive. Maya Angelou (Photo credit: katerha)

 

(Wow!  Pretty dramatic.  I wonder what set her off?  I’m sure it’s from a very meaningful poem, but I’m not very into poetry.  Do you know what I noticed upon her death?  More and more people were pronouncing her last name as: An-juh-loe, whereas I had always pronounced it the way I had always heard it, and more the way it is spelled:  An-juh-lew.  I even looked up the pronunciation online.  One site with audio had it as “loe” and another as “lew”, but the “lew” site has since switched to “loe”.  She was born with the last name Johnson, and was married to a man named Angelos for about three years.  I read she was encouraged to take the  “more distinctive” name of Angelou, but there was no explanation of how/why that spelling, and the specific – and slightly unusual – pronunciation came to be.  I attribute it to a form of phonetic poetic license!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/10/14

 

Maya Angelou visits YCP! 2/4/13

Maya Angelou visits YCP! 2/4/13 (Photo credit: York College ISLGP)

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”   —   Maya Angelou

(For all you ignoramuses out there . . . like me, you might have entertained the possibility of fearing an untold story, or maybe even wearing an untold story.  Right?  Hey, it’s poetry.  She’s a poet.  She can say what she want!  Sure, I was leaning towards bearing, until I looked it up and confirmed it.  Thanks, BrainyQuote!  But, you could make a poetic argument for any of the three words.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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