“When I die, I’ll live again,” Maya Angelou wrote in her poem, Thank You, Lord. “I want to thank you Lord for life and all that’s in it,” she added. Today, we’re more than thankful for Ms. Angelou, who has passed at 86, for the myriad of literary gold she’s left behind as a relic of her great American legacy. From I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and Still I Rise, Angelou — with an extraordinary command of poetry — has inspired us for decades with her beautiful, spirit-lifting words.
It’s no doubt, Ms. Angelou, just like you’ve predicted, though you are not among us anymore, you will “live again.” Here are some of Angelou’s quotes that remain en vive forever.