10 Inspiring Amanda Gorman Quotes To Make Your Day

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Amanda Gorman is an American poet and activist who mainly writes about oppression, racial issues, feminism, marginalisation and African diaspora. In April, 2017 Gorman became the first person to be named National Youth Poet Laureate. Amanda Gorman quotes can lift every woman in you and make you push boundaries. In 2015, she published the book The One For Whom Food is Not Enough. In 2021, she delivered the poem The Hill We Climb at the inauguration ceremony of the U.S. President Joe Biden and U.S. Vice-President Kamala Harris. Here are some inspiring Amanda Gorman quotes to make your day. 

Inspiring Amanda Gorman Quotes

  • “While we might feel small, separate, and all alone, our people have never been more tightly tethered. The question’s not if we will weather this unknown, but how we will weather the unknown together.”- The Miracle of Morning

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  • “Every day, we write the future / Together, we sign it / Together, we declare it / We share it / For this truth marches on / Inside each of us.”-Believer’s Hymn for the Republic

  • “Hear me as a woman
    Have me as your sister
    On purpled battlefield breaking day,
    So I might say our victory is just beginning,
    See me as change,
    Say I am movement,
    That I am the year
    And I am the era
    Of the women.”- Won’t You Be My Sister

  • “There is always light. If only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it.” 

  • “For it’s our grief that gives us our gratitude,
    Shows us how to find hope, if we ever lose it.
    So ensure that this ache wasn’t endured in vain: Do not ignore the pain. Give it purpose. Use it.”

  • “The only approval you need is your own.”

  • “For while we have our eyes on the future, history has its eyes on us”
  • “When this ends, we’ll smile sweetly, finally seeing. In testing times, we became the best of things.”
  • “Read children’s books, dance alone to DJ music. Know that this distance will make our hearts grow fonder.” From a wave of woes our world will emerge stronger.”
  • “The first bud of spring sings the other seeds into joining her uprising.

Amanda’s dream

In 2017, Gorman said that in 2036, she intends to run for the Presidential election and has quite often repeated this dream at various events. In 2018, when she was selected as one of Glamour Magazine’s “College Women of the Year”, she said, “Seeing the ways that I as a young black woman can inspire people is something I want to continue in politics. I don’t want to just speak works; I want to turn them into realities and actions.”

After listening to Amanda’s poem on the inauguration ceremony, Barack Obama took to Twitter to appreciate her. He wrote, “On a day for the history books, @TheAmandaGorman delivered a poem that more than met the moment. Young people like her are proof that “there is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it; if only we’re brave enough to be it.”

Hillary Clinton, on the other hand extended her support for the poet’s 2036 dream. She tweeted, “Wasn’t @TheAmandaGorman’s poem just stunning? She’s promised to run for president in 2036 and I for one can’t wait.”

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