Rainbow in the Cloud: The Wit and Wisdom of Maya Angelou

Rainbow in the Cloud The Wit and Wisdom of Maya Angelou For the first time poignant and witty aphorisms from the works of Maya Angelou all in one place gorgeously presented alongside powerful photographs taken throughout her life in a beautiful gift har

  • Title: Rainbow in the Cloud: The Wit and Wisdom of Maya Angelou
  • Author: Maya Angelou
  • ISBN: 9780349006123
  • Page: 162
  • Format: Hardcover
  • For the first time, poignant and witty aphorisms from the works of Maya Angelou all in one place, gorgeously presented alongside powerful photographs taken throughout her life, in a beautiful gift hardback A lovely tribute to one of the most inspirational voices of our time.From the back cover Try to be a rainbow in someone s cloud Maya AngelouWhen Maya Angelou died aFor the first time, poignant and witty aphorisms from the works of Maya Angelou all in one place, gorgeously presented alongside powerful photographs taken throughout her life, in a beautiful gift hardback A lovely tribute to one of the most inspirational voices of our time.From the back cover Try to be a rainbow in someone s cloud Maya AngelouWhen Maya Angelou died at aged 86, her fans and readers mourned But they remembered the many gifts this phenomenal woman gave us her voice, her laughter, her spirit, her courage, her style, her inspiration, her wit which thrilled and encouraged us.Her greatest legacy was her extraordinary way with words Since the publication of her first autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou has been celebrated as one of the world s most important writers and her words are indelibly imprinted on the hearts of millions.Inspired by the woman who inspired us all, Rainbow in the Cloud offers a collection of Dr Angelou s wonderful quotes from sage advice and beautiful stanzas to humorous quips and pointed observations drawn from each of her published works and the special words of wisdom she shared with her family, chosen by her son, Guy Johnson She moved through the world with unshakeable calm, confidence and a fierce grace She will always be the rainbow in my clouds Oprah WinfreySee all Product Descriptio

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    About “Maya Angelou”

    1. Maya Angelou

      Maya Angelou, born Marguerite Ann Johnson April 4, 1928 in St Louis, Missouri, was an American poet, memoirist, actress and an important figure in the American Civil Rights Movement In 2001 she was named one of the 30 most powerful women in America by Ladies Home Journal Maya Angelou is known for her series of six autobiographies, starting with I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1969 which was nominated for a National Book Award and called her magnum opus Her volume of poetry, Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water Fore I Die 1971 was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

    744 thoughts on “Rainbow in the Cloud: The Wit and Wisdom of Maya Angelou”

    1. This is a beautiful book. It can be read, cover to cover, in a very short time. The answers to all life's meaningful questions can be found inside. Before I began seriously reading it, I randomly flipped to a page and what I found brought a smile to my face and made me cry, all at the same time. Beautiful!


    2. A selection of Maya Angelou’s beautiful thoughts and quotations organized according 13 different themes. The title is very fitting for the sentiment of the book.


    3. "Rainbow in the Cloud: The Wisdom and Spirit of Maya Angelou" is the most meaningful and heartfelt book I've read so far this year. Broken up into various chapters from "Childhood and Parenthood" to "Womanhood" the black and white photos included, along with Angelou's quotes and poems, gave me a total experience in the presence of a great writer. Some poems such as "I was born to work up to my grave But I was not born To be a slave", stayed with me long after I read it. Through the years I've lo [...]


    4. I believe that each of us comes from the Creator trailing wisps of glory. -MAIf you are always trying to be normal, then you will never know how amazing you can be.-MAEach time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women. -MAThere were times when it was said that I had more determination than talent. This may be said of many. It may also be said that life loves the person who dares to live it. -MAThe idea of overcoming is always fa [...]


    5. I liked this book which was a compilation of many of Maya Angelou's most famous bits of wisdom by topic area. Her son put the book together after her recent death as a tribute to her and to honor her. Some of my favorite bits of her wisdom include:"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." "When people speak with brutal honesty, what is most remembered is the brutality, not the honesty.""If one has c [...]


    6. There is so much inspiration to be found in the pages of this book! Maya Angelou has always made me stop and think better of myself and others no matter their circumstances, where they came from and where they are going to. A few quotes I just love and work at living by: "If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be." (p.84) "If one has courage, nothing can dim the light which shines from within." (p.69) "Our young must be taught that racial peculiarities do [...]






    7. The book rainbow in a cloud by Maya Angelou was by far one of the best books I have ever read. When you read her books its like you can hear her voice and her presence. This book is a tribute to some of the best work shes done, it has excerpts in here from I know why the cage bird sings to letter to my daughter. This book contains advice and how she dealt with certain situations. Her writing is a true work of art and I recommend it to everyone.


    8. A lovely little volume that is a mixture of sometimes uncanny wisdom and wry, but playful humor, from the late Maya Angelou. An added benefit: some wonderful photos from the long life of this beautiful and inspiring woman.


    9. This short book contains a collection of sage advice, humorous quips, and pointed observations pulled from Angelou's works on topics ranging from Childhood & Parenthood to Black Identity to America to Spirituality and Grace to many others.


    10. I don't usually buy or ask for quote books as gifts, so this is the only one I have other than a book of Ben Franklin quotes. I would say that Maya and Ben are two of the wisest Americans who have shared their wisdom. This book was the perfect way to spend a snowy day in January.


    11. Sure, this strays into chicken soup for the soul territory, but sometimes you need chicken soup. (Metaphorically. Vegan 4 life.)


    12. I picked this little gem up at the store while searching for a few of my favorite things for a good friend's birthday bag. I ALWAYS purchase books used OR new and go with a theme of treasures unique to the receiver. My best friend happens to be a proud black woman and we saw Maya's amazing documentary film last year and this book perked my interest with the movie connection for my friend since she is not the book addict like myself.I also own most of Ms. Angelou's books and needed this quick rea [...]


    13. Although just a short collection of some of Maya Angleou's best poems, words, quotes and musings there is so much wisdom in the words.The book is littered with much takeaways, I especially enojyed the sections on Womanhood & Black Identity. It allowed my to see the world through the eyes of a strong black woman. My favourite part was the below quote"If one has courage, nothing can dim the light which shines from within"


    14. A very good and fast read. All quotes from Maya Angelou on - Childhood & Parenthood,Black Identity, America, Community & Culture, Love & Relationships, Art & Literature, Spirituality, Grace, Courage, Emotions, Self-Esteem, Living and Womanhood. A "should own" book.


    15. they're kind milking it, having these quotes published as a book but hey, there's some undeniable wisdom in it.






    16. Maya Angelou was an amazing and beautiful woman who was able to use words to inspire people everywhere. Rainbow in the Clouds is a collection Angelou's quotes from various speeches she has given and poems and books she has written. They were organized into categories such as "Living", "Faith", and others. Maya Angelou's brilliance shines through in these simple but deep words and causes the reader to think twice about their situations and life itself. Quotes, in my opinion are some of the most i [...]


    17. This is a posthumous collection of quotes from Maya Angelou. Some are just a sentence long and some longer. Some are familiar to me. "There is no failure as long as you learn from your experience, continue to work, and continue to press on for success.""Together we may be able to plan a less painful future. Separate, we can only anticipate further ruptures and deeper loneliness."And this one, which I actually heard her say once on the Oprah show and it resonated with me and stayed with me:"And m [...]


    18. This book was filled of some of Angelous' best literary thoughts and moments, however, it is more of a reflective tribute rather than a solid demonstration of her truly incredible gifts. True Angelou fans will be left wanting more than the samples given in this book. Those used to her storytelling will be left a bit disappointed by just the teasers given here. While it includes great quotes and sentiments, it is very easy to tell this book was written "about" her ability to spin a word or tale, [...]



    19. Maya Angelou is very eloquent. Great compilation of her quotes around topics from childhood & parenthood, community & culture, love & relationships, emotions, living, and womanhood.Favourite quotes from the book:Home is the next where children are raised and the place where they are the most important inhabitants. In homes in which this is not true, the parents are not making the sacrifices which are necessary.What child can resist a mother who laughs freely and often?Nothing will wo [...]


    20. I'm embarrassed to say this is the first actual book I have read by Maya Angelou - and it's a super short one, at that. However, this was a great starting point, considering how inspiring most of it was. I plan to write a few of the quotes down for if I'm ever in need of some good affirmations. Read to fit the "Large Print Book" part of my summer reading challenge.


    21. I read this little book of wisdom while at the beach today.Picked it up at the East Falmouth library the other night when I got It was just perfect! Little bits of wisdom on parenthood, love, art, literature, grace, emotions and womanhood. I enjoyed the bits of advice and laughed and had some moments of reflection. Maybe I'll write a few words myself-Eileen's Essentials in Life.


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