This quote from Twelve Years a Slave should be a famous quote. Its deep meaning and truth is so intense that everybody would like it. This quote is exactly like a few today. The saying ‘Don’t judge me until you have walked a mile in my shoes’ has almost the exact meaning as the one from the book. The only difference is the length and description from the book quote. Also the saying ‘Never judge a book by its cover’ can be related to this as well. You can never tell how intelligent a person is, what talents they have, or what they have been through solely based on their appearance. This is directly applicable in the book. Everybody profiles every black person back then when they could have incredible talents they never had a chance to use. The people that kidnapped Northup almost took a great man from the earth just because of his appearance.