This quote really engaged me, so I made some space for it.
― Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
I found a lot of my thoughts about the value of education and the place of literature perfectly articulated here. Which is her point - literature lets the disconnected, the discontent, the marginalized person to know that others have been there before.
You could also switch out "art" for "poetry." Why not? Go for broke, right?