"In the flush of love's light, we dare be brave. And suddenly we see that love costs all we are, and will ever be. Yet it is only love which sets us free." Maya Angelou #25daysofmaya

“The woman who survives intact and happy must be at once tender and tough.” "Women should be tough, tender, laugh as much as possible, and live long lives." Maya Angelou #25daysofmaya

“When I am writing, I am trying to find out who I am, who we are, what we're capable of, how we feel, how we lose and stand up, and go on from darkness into darkness. I'm trying for that. But I'm also trying for the language. I'm trying to see how it can really …

Love is that condition in the human spirit so profound that it empowers us to develop courage; to trust that courage and build bridges with it; to trust those bridges and cross over them so we can attempt to reach each other. Maya Angelou #25daysofmaya

Here on the pulse of this new day You may have the grace to look up and out And into your sister's eyes, Into your brother's face, your country And say simply Very simply With hope Good morning. Maya Angelou #25daysofmaya

"The quality of strength lined with tenderness is an unbeatable combination, as are intelligence and necessity when unblunted by formal education." Maya Angelou #25daysofmaya

“The sisters and brothers that you meet give you the materials which your character uses to build itself. It is said that some people are born great, others achieve it, some have it thrust upon them. In truth, the ways in which your character is built have to do with all three of those. Those …