"There are two means of refuge from the misery of life - music and cats." ~Albert Schweitzer
"I think it pisses God off when you walk by the colour purple in a field and don't notice it." Shug from The Color Purple I never saw the movie but the book is one of my all time favorites and is by Alice Walker.
"The caged bird sings with
A fearful trill of things unknown
But longed for still and his
Tune is heard on the distant hill
For the caged bird sings of freedom." --Maya Angelou from her poem I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Here's the link if you want to read the entire poem: http://famouspoetsandpoems.com/poets/maya_angelou/poems/494
She also has an autobiography called I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings which I really enjoyed reading.
I hope you enjoyed!