50 Best Amanda Gorman Quotes – Author Of The Hill We Climb

Amanda Gorman, an American poet and activist, gained international fame when she read her hope-centric poem “The Hill We Climb” at the 2021 inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden. She became the first person to be named National Youth Poet Laureate and became the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history. At the age of 22, she became a role model, an award-winning poet, and a source of inspiration to millions. Here are the most famous Amanda Gorman quotes that will inspire you to be a voice for change and always fight for the right.

Born on March 7, 1998, in Los Angeles, California, Amanda’s journey to becoming a renowned poet and social activist is nothing short of extraordinary.

Her poem “The Hill We Climb” not only mesmerized the world but also delivered a message of hope, light, and resilience during a crucial moment in American history.

Since then she has published various best-selling books, made it to the cover of Vogue and Time Magazine, and has become the first poet to perform at the Super Bowl.

Through her poetry, Amanda fearlessly addresses important issues like racism, feminism, social justice, climate change, and marginalization, inspiring people to fight for a more just and equitable society.

With her art of crafting powerful verses, she encourages people to maintain hope, take action, and work towards a future we wish to live in.

On various occasions Amanda has mentioned that she aims to run for President in 2036. Her bold aspirations reflect her belief in the power of youth to shape the future and her determination to lead by example.

Here are the best Amanda Gorman quotes about light, hope, change, love activism, and more that will inspire you to pursue your dreams and make a difference around you.

Top 10 Amanda Gorman Quotes

  1. “The only approval you need is your own.” — Amanda Gorman                          

    Amanda Gorman Quotes
    Amanda Gorman Quotes                                       
  2. “There is no better compass than compassion.” — Amanda Gorman               

    Quotes From Amanda Gorman
    Quotes From Amanda Gorman
  3. “Do not ignore the pain. Give it purpose. Use it.” — Amanda Gorman                                                        

    Quotes By Amanda Gorman
    Quotes By Amanda Gorman
  4. “We lift our gazes not to what stands between us, but what stands before us.” — Amanda Gorman     

    Amanda Gorman Famous Quotes
    Amanda Gorman Famous Quotes
  5. “If we merge mercy with might, and might with right, then love becomes our legacy.” — Amanda Gorman  

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    Amanda Gorman Quote
  6. “Change is made of choices, & choices are made of character.” — Amanda Gorman, Call Us What We Carry                                                                                                               

    Amanda Gorman Poem Quotes
    Amanda Gorman Poem Quotes
  7. “Poetry has never been the language of barriers, it’s always been the language of bridges.” — Amanda Gorman                                                                                                                                                   

    Best Amanda Gorman Quotes
    Best Amanda Gorman Quotes
  8. “When this ends, we’ll smile sweetly, finally seeing. In testing times, we became the best of things.” — Amanda Gorman                                                                                                                                              

    Inspirational Amanda Gorman Quotes
    Inspirational Amanda Gorman Quotes
  9. “For there is always light. If only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it.” — Amanda Gorman, The Hill We Climb (Inauguration Day Poem)                                              

    Amanda Gorman Inaugural Poem Quotes
    Amanda Gorman Inaugural Poem Quotes
  10. “We, the successors of a country and a time where a skinny black girl descended from slaves and raised by a single mother can dream of becoming president, only to find herself reciting for one.” — Amanda Gorman

Famous Quotes From Amanda Gorman

  1. “Don’t hesitate. Don’t wait. Don’t aspire. Achieve!” — Amanda Gorman
  2. “Only when we’re drowning do we understand how fierce our feet can kick.” — Amanda Gorman
  3. “In everything you write, write something that is brave enough to be hopeful.” — Amanda Gorman
  4. “Poetry is the lens we use to interrogate the history we stand on and the future we stand for.” — Amanda Gorman
  5. “Being American is more than a pride we inherit; it’s the past we step into and how we repair it.” — Amanda Gorman
  6. “We’ve learned that quiet isn’t always peace and the norms and notions of what just is, isn’t always justice.” — Amanda Gorman
  7. “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
  8. “Let the globe, if nothing else, say this is true: That even as we grieved, we grew That even as we hurt, we hoped That even as we tired, we tried.” — Amanda Gorman, Call Us What We Carry
  9. “We are striving to forge our union with purpose. To compose a country committed to all cultures, colors, characters and conditions of man. And so we lift our gaze, not to what stands between us, but what stands before us.” — Amanda Gorman
  10. “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

Best Amanda Gorman Quotes On Hope, Love & Change

  1. “We will rebuild, reconcile and recover.” — Amanda Gorman
  2. “There is power in being robbed & still choosing to dance.” ― Amanda Gorman
  3. “We do not hope for no reason. Hope is the reason for itself.” ― Amanda Gorman, Call Us What We Carry
  4. “In this truth, in this faith, we trust. For while we have our eyes on future, history has its eyes on us.” ― Amanda Gorman
  5. “The only way to correctly predict The future is to pave it, Is to brave it. The breakage is where we begin. The rupture is for remembering.” — Amanda Gorman
  6. “I have to interweave my poetry with purpose. For me, that purpose is to help people, and to shed a light on issues that have far too long been in the darkness.” ‍— Amanda Gorman
  7. “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
  8. “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.” ― Amanda Gorman
  9. “Since the world is round, There is no way to walk away From each other, for even then We are coming back together. Some distances, if allowed to grow, Are merely the greatest proximities.” — Amanda Gorman
  10. “All of us bring light to exciting solutions never tried before For it is our hope that implores us, at our uncompromising core, To keep rising up for an earth more than worth fighting for.” — Amanda Gorman, Earthrise

Amanda Gorman Quotes And Sayings

  1. “It isn’t knowing, but remembering, that makes us create.” ― Amanda Gorman
  2. “The first bud of spring sings the other seeds into joining her uprising.” — Amanda Gorman
  3. “Poetry and language are often at the heartbeat of movements for change.” — Amanda Gorman
  4. “May we not just grieve, but give. May we not just ache, but act.” — Amanda Gorman, Hymn for the Hurting
  5. “The great responsibility I feel is to get people to put that power and that hope in themselves.” — Amanda Gorman
  6. “I can hear change humming In its loudest, proudest song. I don’t fear change coming, And so I sing along.” — Amanda Gorman, Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem
  7. “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
  8. “We are the good news that we have been looking for, Demonstrating that every dusk holds a dawn disguised within it. Today we don’t burst into a new world. We begin it.” — Amanda Gorman
  9. “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.” — Amanda Gorman, Believer’s Hymn for the Republic
  10. “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.” — Amanda Gorman, Won’t You Be My Sister

More Quotes By Amanda Gorman 

  1. “To love one another just may be the fight of our lives.” — Amanda Gorman
  2. “Whenever I listen to songs, I rewrite them in my head.” — Amanda Gorman
  3. “The single greatest challenge of our era is to transform without wrath, war, or wariness.” — Amanda Gorman
  4. “Not because we will never again know defeat, but because we will never again sow division.” — Amanda Gorman
  5. “Let each dawn find us courageous, brought closer, heeding the lights before the fight is over.” — Amanda Gorman
  6. “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
  7. “Maybe everything hurts, Our hearts shadowed & strange. But only when everything hurts May everything change.” — Amanda Gorman, Hymn for the Hurting
  8. “There is no such thing as gentle war. There is no peace That can’t be flung aside. Our only enemy is that which would Make us enemies to each other.” — Amanda Gorman
  9. “It’s said that ignorance is bliss. Ignorance is this: a vine that sneaks up a tree, killing not by poison, but by blocking out its light.” ― Amanda Gorman, Call Us What We Carry
  10. “Know what we’ve fought Need not be forgot nor for none. It defines us, binds us as one, Come over, join this day just begun. For wherever we come together, We will forever overcome.” — Amanda Gorman, New Day’s Lyric

Fun Facts About Amanda Gorman

Born: March 7, 1998 (age 26) Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Education: Harvard University (BA)

Occupations: Poet & Social Activist

Notable Works: The One for Whom Food Is Not Enough (2015), The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country (2021), Call Us What We Carry (2021) & Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem (2021).

Accomplishments: Recipient of the Poets & Writers Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award, and is the youngest board member of 826 National, the largest youth writing network in the United States.

Founder: Founder of a non-profit organization called One Pen One Page, which runs a youth writing and leadership program.

Website: www.theamandagorman.com


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