Young Maya Angelou

Find a beautiful piece of art. If you fall in love with Van Gogh or Matisse or John Oliver Killens, or if you fall in love with the music of Coltrane, the music of Aretha Franklin, or the music of Chopin — Find some beautiful art and admire it, and realize that that was created by human beings just like you, no more human, no less… You will be able to go around the world, learning languages, speaking to everybody, because no one can be more human than you or be less human… Remember that.

— Maya Angelou, American poet, author and civil rights activist