73 Best Amanda Gorman Inspirational Quotes (Poet)

Discover the timeless wisdom and eloquence of Amanda Gorman through her inspirational quotes that resonate with hope, empowerment, and change.

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Amanda Gorman’s Most Profound Inspirational Quotes

The type of leadership that I like to participate in really leans into my femininity. Things like empathy compassion listening tenderness sharing power. Amanda Gorman Inspirational QuotesPin

The type of leadership that I like to participate in really leans into my femininity. Things like empathy, compassion, listening, tenderness, sharing power. Amanda Gorman Inspirational Quotes

Maybe everything hurts our hearts are shadowed and strange. But only when everything hurts may everything change.Pin

Maybe everything hurts, our hearts are shadowed and strange. But only when everything hurts, may everything change. Amanda Gorman

There is always light. If only were brave enough to see it. If only were brave enough to be it. Amanda Gorman Inspirational QuotesPin

There is always light. If only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it. Amanda Gorman

Those moments when youre alone teach you how important it is to have people around you who love you.Pin

Those moments when you’re alone teach you how important it is to have people around you who love you. Amanda Gorman

For its our grief that gives us our gratitude shows us how to find hope if we ever lose it. Amanda Gorman Inspirational QuotesPin

For it’s our grief that gives us our gratitude, shows us how to find hope if we ever lose it. Amanda Gorman

We will not march back to what was but move to what shall be a country that is bruised but whole benevolent but bold fierce and free.Pin

We will not march back to what was, but move to what shall be a country that is bruised, but whole, benevolent, but bold, fierce, and free. Amanda Gorman

For while we have our eyes on the future history has its eyes on us Amanda Gorman Inspirational QuotesPin

For while we have our eyes on the future, history has its eyes on us Amanda Gorman

When youre a writer and youre writing all the time you need to carve out time for yourself to stay sane. Im starting to get very dedicated to that.Pin

When you’re a writer and you’re writing all the time, you need to carve out time for yourself to stay sane. I’m starting to get very dedicated to that. Amanda Gorman

Trauma is like a season deep and dependable a force we board our windows against. Even when it passes it will wail its wild way back to our porch. Amanda Gorman Inspirational QuotesPin

Trauma is like a season, deep and dependable, a force we board our windows against. Even when it passes, it will wail its wild way back to our porch. Amanda Gorman

Weve learned that quiet isnt always peace.Pin

We’ve learned that quiet isn’t always peace. Amanda Gorman

To be kept to the edges of existence is the inheritance of the marginalized. Amanda Gorman Inspirational QuotesPin

To be kept to the edges of existence is the inheritance of the marginalized. Amanda Gorman Inspirational Quotes

One of the most rewarding moments of my career is when I’m speaking to a child who tells me they have the same speech impediment that I had to overcome and that they’rePin

One of the most rewarding moments of my career is when I’m speaking to a child who tells me they have the same speech impediment that I had to overcome and that they’re going to keep writing or sharing their voice after hearing my story. Amanda Gorman

This is the hill we climb if only we dare it Because being American is more than pride we inherit Its the past we step into and how we repair it. Amanda Gorman Inspirational QuotesPin

This is the hill we climb, if only we dare it; Because being American is more than pride we inherit — It’s the past we step into, and how we repair it. Amanda Gorman

If the poet can help us ask the right questions then that can help us get to the right destination.Pin

If the poet can help us ask the right questions, then that can help us get to the right destination. Amanda Gorman

We have to be brave enough to be kind and speak up for each other. We have to be brave enough to speak our intelligence to power. Amanda Gorman Inspirational QuotesPin

We have to be brave enough to be kind and speak up for each other. We have to be brave enough to speak our intelligence to power. Amanda Gorman

While we might feel small, separate, and all alone, our people have never been more tightly tethered. The question isn’t if we will weather this unknown, but how we willPin

While we might feel small, separate, and all alone, our people have never been more tightly tethered. The question isn’t if we will weather this unknown, but how we will weather the unknown together. Amanda Gorman

Please. Do not ask us who we are. The hardest part of grief Is giving it a name. Amanda Gorman Inspirational Quotes Pin

Please. Do not ask us who we are. The hardest part of grief / Is giving it a name. Amanda Gorman

Take a knee to make a stand.Pin

Take a knee to make a stand. Amanda Gorman

I have to interweave my poetry with purpose. For me that purpose is to help people and to shed light on issues that have far too long been in the darkness. Amanda Gorman Inspirational QuotesPin

I have to interweave my poetry with purpose. For me, that purpose is to help people, and to shed light on issues that have far too long been in the darkness. Amanda Gorman

To tell the truth then is to risk being remembered by its fiction.Pin

To tell the truth, then, is to risk being remembered by its fiction. Amanda Gorman

You dont have to be a poet you dont have to be a politician or be in the White House to make an impact with your words. Amanda Gorman Inspirational QuotesPin

You don’t have to be a poet, you don’t have to be a politician or be in the White House to make an impact with your words. Amanda Gorman

There is nothing that convinces like the self does. Our life our body its beating proving its own jagged point. Tell me what is more powerful than the unerased.Pin

There is nothing that convinces like the self does. Our life, our body & its beating, proving its own jagged point. Tell me what is more powerful than the unerased. Amanda Gorman

We’re more conditioned to contagion than combat. But a virus, just like a war, separates us from our fellow people. Yet if we are willing, the cut can be an aperture through Amanda Gorman Inspirational QuotesPin

We’re more conditioned to contagion than combat. But a virus, just like a war, separates us from our fellow people. Yet if we are willing, the cut can be an aperture through which we reach for one another. Amanda Gorman

The Power of Amanda Gorman’s  Inspirational Quotes

The single greatest challenge of our era is to transform without wrath war or wariness.Pin

The single greatest challenge of our era is to transform without wrath, war, or wariness. Amanda Gorman

We are striving to forge our union with purpose. To compose a country committed to all cultures colors characters and conditions of man. Amanda Gorman Inspirational QuotesPin

We are striving to forge our union with purpose. To compose a country committed to all cultures, colors, characters, and conditions of man. Amanda Gorman

I think that one of the many poems that everyone should read is I too by Langston Hughes.Pin

I think that one of the many poems that everyone should read is I too” by Langston Hughes. Amanda Gorman

I often say that one day Ill vacation but right now Im just too absorbed in seeing the light in my work to stop doing it. Amanda Gorman Inspirational QuotesPin

I often say that one day I’ll vacation, but right now I’m just too absorbed in seeing the light in my work to stop doing it. Amanda Gorman

We ignite not in the light but in lack thereof For it is in loss that we truly learn to love.Pin

We ignite not in the light, but in lack thereof, For it is in loss that we truly learn to love. Amanda Gorman

Sometimes, we must call our monster out from under the bed to see hesheit carries our face. Amanda Gorman Inspirational QuotesPin

Sometimes, we must call our monster out from under the bed to see he/she/it carries our face. Amanda Gorman

We do not hope for no reason. Hope is the reason for itself.Pin

We do not hope for no reason. Hope is the reason for itself. Amanda Gorman

I was obsessed with everything and anything I wanted to learn everything, to read everything, to do everything. I was constantly on sensory overload. I’d hoard dozens of Amanda Gorman Inspirational QuotesPin

I was obsessed with everything and anything; I wanted to learn everything, to read everything, to do everything. I was constantly on sensory overload. I’d hoard dozens of books in my second-grade cubby, and literally try to read two at a time, side by side. Amanda Gorman

That is the promised glade The hill we climb if only we dare it Because being American is more than a pride we inherit Its the past we step into and how we repair it.Pin

That is the promised glade, The hill we climb, if only we dare it: Because being American is more than a pride we inherit— It’s the past we step into, and how we repair it. Amanda Gorman

Im the daughter of black writers who were descended from freedom fighters who broke their chains and changed the world. Amanda Gorman Inspirational QuotesPin

I’m the daughter of black writers, who were descended from freedom fighters, who broke their chains and changed the world. Amanda Gorman

There is nothing so agonizing or so dangerous as a memory unexpressed unexplored unexplained unexploded.Pin

There is nothing so agonizing, or so dangerous, as a memory unexpressed, unexplored, unexplained, & unexploded. Amanda Gorman

Since the world is round there is no way to walk away from each other for even then we are coming back together. Amanda Gorman Inspirational QuotesPin

Since the world is round, there is no way to walk away from each other, for even then we are coming back together. Amanda Gorman

When this ends well smile sweetly finally seeing In testing times we became the best of beings.Pin

When this ends, we’ll smile sweetly, finally seeing In testing times, we became the best of beings. Amanda Gorman Inspirational Quotes

Never forget that to be alone has always been a price for some a privilege for others. Amanda Gorman Inspirational QuotesPin

Never forget that to be alone has always been a price for some & a privilege for others. Amanda Gorman

Im learning that No is a complete sentence. And I am reminding myself that this isnt a competition. Its me following the trajectory of the life I was meant to lead.Pin

I’m learning that ‘No’ is a complete sentence. And I am reminding myself that this isn’t a competition. It’s me following the trajectory of the life I was meant to lead. Amanda Gorman

We did not feel prepared to be the heirs of such a terrifying hour. But within it we found the power to author a new chapter To offer hope and laughter to ourselves. Amanda Gorman Inspirational QuotesPin

We did not feel prepared to be the heirs of such a terrifying hour. But within it we found the power to author a new chapter, To offer hope and laughter to ourselves. Amanda Gorman

Read childrens 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.'Pin

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.’ Amanda Gorman

I think we run into issues when our online brands are not rooted in who we are, and I think we need to have explicit discussions with ourselves about who we want to be, what Amanda Gorman Inspirational QuotesPin

I think we run into issues when our online brands are not rooted in who we are, and I think we need to have explicit discussions with ourselves about who we want to be, what we want to represent, and how we want to express that. Amanda Gorman

The hurt is how we know we are alive and awake. It clears for us all the exquisite excruciating enormities to come. We are pierced new by the turning forward. Amanda Gorman Inspirational QuotesPin

The hurt is how we know we are alive and awake. It clears for us all the exquisite, excruciating, enormities to come. We are pierced new by the turning forward. Amanda Gorman Inspirational Quotes

Courage compassion patience. All of these require some type of bravery on our part.Pin

Courage, compassion, patience. All of these require some type of bravery on our part. Amanda Gorman

Grief like glass can be both a mirror a window enabling us to look both in out then now how. In other words we become a window pain.Pin

Grief, like glass, can be both a mirror & a window, enabling us to look both in & out, then & now & how. In other words, we become a window pain. Amanda Gorman

There is power in being robbed and still being able to dance.Pin

There is power in being robbed and still being able to dance. Amanda Gorman

That even as we grieved we grew. That even as we hurt we hoped. That even as we tired we tried.Pin

That even as we grieved, we grew. That even as we hurt, we hoped. That even as we tired, we tried. Amanda Gorman

Change is made of choices and choices are made of character.Pin

Change is made of choices, and choices are made of character. Amanda Gorman

Amanda Gorman’s Quotes: A Celebration of Diversity and Unity

Its so difficult to be that which you cannot see.Pin

It’s so difficult to be that which you cannot see. Amanda Gorman

We are the good news that we have been looking for. Demonstrating that every dusk holds a dawn within it. Today we dont burst into a new world we begin it.Pin

We are the good news that we have been looking for. Demonstrating that every dusk holds a dawn within it. Today we don’t burst into a new world, we begin it. Amanda Gorman

I had to learn to use my voice even though I was terrified to do so.Pin

I had to learn to use my voice even though I was terrified to do so. Amanda Gorman

Just like a skill or any art we cannot possess hope without practicing it. It is the most fundamental craft we demand of ourselves.Pin

Just like a skill or any art, we cannot possess hope without practicing it. It is the most fundamental craft we demand of ourselves. Amanda Gorman

I was born early along with my twin and oftentimes that can lead to learning delays. So one of my delays was in speech and speech pronunciation.Pin

I was born early along with my twin, and oftentimes that can lead to learning delays. So one of my delays was in speech and speech pronunciation. Amanda Gorman Inspirational Quotes

But while democracy can be periodically delayed it can never be permanently defeated.Pin

But while democracy can be periodically delayed, it can never be permanently defeated. Amanda Gorman

Storytelling is the way that unarticulated memory becomes art becomes an artifact becomes fact becomes felt again becomes free.Pin

Storytelling is the way that unarticulated memory becomes art, becomes an artifact, becomes fact, becomes felt again, becomes free. Amanda Gorman

The great responsibility I feel is to get people to put that power and hope in themselves.Pin

The great responsibility I feel is to get people to put that power and hope in themselves. Amanda Gorman

I always told myself when writing poems that every single one should be worthy of an inauguration.Pin

I always told myself when writing poems that every single one should be worthy of an inauguration. Amanda Gorman

Not because we will never again know defeat but because we will never again sow division.Pin

Not because we will never again know defeat, but because we will never again sow division. Amanda Gorman

When day comes we step out of the shade Aflame and unafraid. The new dawn blooms as we free it For there is always light.Pin

When day comes, we step out of the shade, Aflame and unafraid. The new dawn blooms as we free it, For there is always light. Amanda Gorman

The only way to correctly predict the future is to pave it is to brave it.Pin

The only way to correctly predict the future is to pave it, is to brave it. Amanda Gorman

We lay down our arms so we can reach out our arms to one another. We seek harm to none and harmony for all.Pin

We lay down our arms so we can reach out our arms to one another. We seek harm to none and harmony for all. Amanda Gorman

In 30 years one of the goals that I hope to accomplish is to become president of the United States so that I can change this country for the better.Pin

In 30 years, one of the goals that I hope to accomplish is to become president of the United States so that I can change this country for the better. Amanda Gorman

Somehow weve weathered and witnessed a nation that isnt broken but simply unfinished.Pin

Somehow we’ve weathered and witnessed a nation that isn’t broken, but simply unfinished. Amanda Gorman

It meant so much to me to have my own piece of the great Maya Angelou with me at that moment during the inauguration.Pin

It meant so much to me to have my own piece of the great Maya Angelou with me at that moment during the inauguration. Amanda Gorman

Let each dawn find us courageous brought closer heeding the lights before the fight is over.Pin

Let each dawn find us courageous, brought closer, heeding the lights before the fight is over. Amanda Gorman Inspirational Quotes

When I found out that Maya Angelou had a speech impediment, I was actually upset with my educators. You mean to tell me that one of the great orators of all time struggledPin

When I found out that Maya Angelou had a speech impediment, I was actually upset with my educators. You mean to tell me that one of the great orators of all-time struggled with a speech impediment the same way I did? And no one told me? Amanda Gorman

Life is not what is promised but what is sought.Pin

Life is not what is promised, but what is sought. Amanda Gorman

Always remember that what happened to us happened through us.Pin

Always remember that what happened to us happened through us. Amanda Gorman

Theres nothing wrong with being alone. I spent a lot of my time during lockdown with a pen and paper and I started seeing solitude as a real gift.Pin

There’s nothing wrong with being alone. I spent a lot of my time during lockdown with a pen and paper, and I started seeing solitude as a real gift. Amanda Gorman

We might not be fully sure of all that we are and yet we have endured all that we were.Pin

We might not be fully sure of all that we are, and yet we have endured all that we were. Amanda Gorman

Shall this leave us bitter Or better Grieve. Then choose.Pin

Shall this leave us bitter? Or better? Grieve. Then choose. Amanda Gorman

You really have to crown yourself with the belief that what I'm about and what I'm here for is way beyond this moment.Pin

You really have to crown yourself with the belief that what I’m about and what I’m here for is way beyond this moment. Amanda Gorman

To love one another just may be the fight of our lives.Pin

To love one another just may be the fight of our lives. Amanda Gorman

Amanda Gorman: A Beacon of Poetic Brilliance and Social Advocacy

In a world where words have the power to shape narratives and inspire change, Amanda Gorman stands as a beacon of poetic brilliance and social advocacy. Born on March 7, 1998, in Los Angeles, California, Gorman has emerged as a transformative force in contemporary literature, using her words to address societal issues and ignite the flames of positive change.

Amanda’s journey into the realm of poetry began at a young age, fueled by a passion for language and a desire to make a difference. Raised by a single mother, she found solace and strength in the written word, honing her craft and developing a unique voice that would later captivate audiences worldwide.

Gorman’s educational journey played a crucial role in shaping her worldview and influencing her poetic expression. She graduated cum laude from Harvard University in 2020 with a degree in Sociology. During her time at Harvard, she became the first National Youth Poet Laureate in 2017, a title that marked the beginning of her rise to prominence.

The turning point in Gorman’s career came in January 2021 when she delivered a mesmerizing poem, “The Hill We Climb,” at the inauguration of President Joe Biden. At just 22 years old, she became the youngest poet to perform at a presidential inauguration, capturing the hearts of millions with her eloquence and profound insights. Her words echoed themes of unity, resilience, and hope, resonating with a global audience hungry for inspiration.

Beyond her inaugural poem, Gorman’s body of work reflects a commitment to addressing societal challenges. Her poetry delves into issues such as race, feminism, and the pursuit of justice, offering a unique perspective that encourages reflection and dialogue. Gorman’s ability to navigate complex subjects with grace and clarity has solidified her reputation as a leading voice in contemporary literature.

In addition to her literary accomplishments, Amanda Gorman is an activist who uses her platform to advocate for positive change. She is involved in various initiatives promoting education, literacy, and social justice. Gorman’s impact extends beyond the written word; she is a symbol of the transformative power of art and the importance of using one’s voice to effect change.

As Amanda Gorman continues to inspire and shape the cultural landscape, her journey serves as a testament to the profound impact that words can have on the world. Through poetry and advocacy, she remains a luminous figure, guiding us toward a future defined by compassion, understanding, and the enduring power of the human spirit.

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