Friends, fans and fellow writers took to social media Wednesday to celebrate the life of Dr. Maya Angelou, who died at age 86.
Here is Angelou’s own last tweet, which demands its own quiet moment of reflection:
Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God.
— Maya Angelou (@DrMayaAngelou) May 23, 2014
And here are remembrances from Nancy Pelosi, J.K. Rowling and many of our reporters and readers who were touched by the author’s words: