Beyoncé just gave her first full interview in a year, besides her brief remarks just before the Super Bowl performance.

Garage magazine managed to get some surprisingly deep quotes from the singer, including the reveal of her hero and her view of art itself.

“My biggest hero is and always will be my mother. She has taught me about caring for others, working hard and working smart. Everything I know about being a mother comes from the examples she has shown. My mother has instilled confidence in my sister and me and taught us to always be grateful,” she said.

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She also went on to talk about art, saying she hesitated to define her work because she did not want to be tied to one definition. “I think defining art is a really personal thing,” she said. “I try not to think about it too much. It makes me think of a Basquiat quote I read somewhere that said, ‘I don’t think about art when I’m working. I try to think about life.’”

Also, Queen Bey has a serious book suggestion: “I would love for my younger fans to read What Will It Take to Make a Woman President? by Marianne Schnall. It’s a collection of interviews and essays by great women, including Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, and Melissa Etheridge. They will inspire you to become a better leader.”

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