How Maya Angelou Works
Making your work count
Maya Angelou was one of America’s greatest authors and poet who enabled millions of readers better understand the nuances of identity, racism, and family. Her genius stemmed from consistency and religious commitment to her routine.
These are some of her most memorable quotes about work:
"You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you."
"Nothing will work unless you do."
"I work very hard, and I play very hard. I’m grateful for life. And I live it – I believe life loves the liver of it. I live it."
"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style."
"You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them."
"Develop enough courage so that you can stand up for yourself and then stand up for somebody else."
"If you're going to live, leave a legacy. Make a mark on the world that can’t be erased."