The Meaning of Life by Maya Angelou

Growing up, Maya Angelou had an enormous impact on me, not just in her writing, but very much in her outlook on life. In remembrance of her incredible life and the gifts that she has left behind, I wanted to share one of my favourite passages – The Meaning of Life by Maya Angelou – with you:

The Meaning of Life by Maya Angelou

“I’ve always had the feeling that life loves the liver of it. You must live and life will be good to you, give you experiences. They may not all be that pleasant, but nobody promised you a rose garden. But more than likely if you do dare, what you get are the marvelous returns. Courage is probably the most important of the virtues, because without courage you cannot practice any of the other virtues, you can’t say against a murderous society, I oppose your murdering. You got to have courage to do so. I seem to have known that a long time and found great joy in it.”