Here's Maya Angelou's Inspiring Last Tweet

She calls on readers to 'listen to themselves'

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted May 28, 2014 10:59 AM CDT

(Newser) – Five days ago, Maya Angelou posted her final tweet, and it's as poetic as you might expect. It also, as Mediaite notes, provides a fitting epitaph for a writer who used her own experiences to reach out to others. "Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God," Angelou wrote. She had some 400,000 Twitter followers, and she often tweeted in recent months, Mediaite reports. Angelou died this morning. In a wide ranging interview a year ago, she laughingly told the Daily Beast she wanted her epitaph to read thusly: "I did my best, I hope you do the same."

In this Oct. 17, 2013 file photo, Maya Angelou poses for photographers during the fifth annual Norman Mailer Center benefit gala at the New York Public Library.
In this Oct. 17, 2013 file photo, Maya Angelou poses for photographers during the fifth annual Norman Mailer Center benefit gala at the New York Public Library.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
« Prev« Prev | Next »Next » Slideshow
My TakeCLICK BELOW TO VOTE
3%
2%
4%
76%
1%
14%
To report an error on this story, notify our editors.

NEWS FROM OUR PARTNERS
Other Sites We Like:   The Street   |   MSN Living   |   PopSugar Tech   |   RealClear   |   24/7 Wall St.   |   Biography   |   Barstool Sports   |   OK!