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Muse Quotes

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Spend time every day listening to what your muse is trying to tell you.
- Saint Bartholomew

Related topics: Inspirational

Today she is the lady of death, which I believe is the best muse to have.
- Kit Williams

When inspiration does not come, I go for a walk,
go to the movie, talk to a friend, let go...
The muse is bound to return again, especially if I turn my back!
- Judy Collins

Illustrious acts high raptures do infuse,
And every conqueror creates a muse.
- Edmund Waller

 

Each of the Arts whose office is to refine,
purify, adorn, embellish and grace life is under the patronage of a Muse,
no god being found worthy to preside over them.
- Eliza Farnham

I have no ambition to surprise my reader.
Castles with unknown passages are not compatible with my homely muse.
- Anthony Trollope

I was following my muse and I was very fortunate in
having good people around me and it turned out to be
a pretty good recording in my opinion.
- Ronnie Montrose

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In the fairy tale the painting represents the here and now.
The book is actually divided into five sections,
through which the key character, the muse,
leads us.
- Kit Williams

One reason I don't suffer Writer's Block is that I don't wait on the muse,
I summon it at need.
- Piers Anthony

Miles Davis was a master.
In every phase of his career, he understood that this
music was a tribute to the African muse.
- Cassandra Wilson

I'm very interested to see how this new painting will go -
I know I want it big and stark,
and as I said, I follow the muse, and that's when it
always works perfectly for me.
- Jackie DeShannon

Following my muse has worked out pretty well so far.
I can't see any reason to change the formula now.
- Chris Van Allsburg

The more I learn and read about the 10th Muse i realize
what a great fan base and cult following she has.
I'm going to try to live up to the fantastic image of the 10th Muse!
- Cindy Margolis

Also, I am driven by a wonderful muse called alimony.
- Dick Schaap

To a historian libraries are food, shelter,
and even muse.
- Barbara Tuchman

The ancient Greek oral poets all had this anxiety about
the deficiencies of their memories and always began
poems by praying to the Muse to help them remember.
- David Antin

And muse on Nature with a poet's eye.
- Thomas Campbell

But I can only write what the muse allows me to write.
I cannot choose, I can only do what I am given,
and I feel pleased when I feel close to concrete poetry -
still.
- Ian Hamilton Finlay

There is something else at work here that is beyond me -
and that is Laura.
She has a life of her own.
There is a magic in her.
The muse is in her.
And I'm lucky to have her in my life.
- Genie Francis

I think of many people and no one as a muse.
I love the way Sofia looks always, and I love the way Kim looks always.
Fashion may be part of their world, but it's not their whole life.
It's not everything.
- Marc Jacobs

I think a secure profession for young people is history teacher,
because in the future, there will be so much more of it to teach.
- Bill Muse

Most bands have a sound that they're already identified with,
so for the producer it becomes a process of helping
them find their muse in the studio to make a record
that will not only satisfy them artistically,
but will also do something in the marketplace.
- Jerry Harrison

For hundreds of years people have talked about artists having inspiration,
but often, some persons would say, write us a symphony or write us a song,
on commission.
The artists would come up with a masterpiece without
waiting to have their muse inspire them.
- Tom Glazer

Even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little.
And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat
to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh.
- Robert Bolt

It's only very recently that women have succeeded in
entering those professions which,
as Muses, they typified for the Greeks.
- Miriam Beard

The virtues, like the Muses, are always seen in groups.
A good principle was never found solitary in any breast.
- The Buddha

Who knows where inspiration comes from.
Perhaps it arises from desperation.
Perhaps it comes from the flukes of the universe,
the kindness of the muses.
- Amy Tan

I have always believed that opera is a planet where the muses work together,
join hands and celebrate all the arts.
- Franco Zeffirelli

Happy is the man whom the Muses love:
sweet speech flows from his mouth.
- Hesiod

The number of guests at dinner should not be less than
the number of the Graces nor exceed that of the Muses,
i.e., it should begin with three and stop at nine.
- Marcus Terentius Varro

I guess I'll just slip into the studio after the next time with the Muses,
and then just keel over and die.
- Kristin Hersh

One expected growth, change; without it,
the world was less, the well of inspiration dried up,
the muses fled.
- Charles de Lint

It is ever the invisible that is the object of our profoundest worship.
With the lover it is not the seen but the unseen that he muses upon.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

The most astonishing joy is to receive from the muses
the gift of a whole lyric.
- James Broughton

The Helicon of too many poets is not a hill crowned
with sunshine and visited by the Muses and the Graces,
but an old, mouldering house, full of gloom and haunted by ghosts.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Moon Cannot Be Stolen:
A thief entered the little hut of a Zen Master,
but discovered there was nothing to steal.
The Zen Master discovered the thief.
"You have come a long way to visit me," he told the prowler,
"and you should not return empty-handed.
Please take my clothes as a gift."
The thief was bewildered,
but he took the clothes and slunk away.
The Zen Master sat naked, watching the moon.
"Poor fellow," he mused,
"I wish I could have given him this beautiful moon."
- Traditional Zen Koan

The proud, the cold untroubled heart of stone,
that never mused on sorrow but its own.
- Thomas Campbell

No great work has ever been produced except after a
long interval of still and musing meditation.
- Walter Bagehot

Nay, men are so far from musing of their sins,
that they disdain this practise, and scoff at it:
what say they,
if all were of your mind; what should become of us?
Shall we be always poring on our corruptions?
- Thomas Hooker

Some people make sharp distinctions sort of between
their recreational musings and their professional work.
I don't make that distinction very much.
- Whitfield Diffie

In days of doubt, in days of dreary musings on my country's fate,
you alone are my comfort and support,
oh great, powerful, righteous, and free Russian language!
- Ivan Turgenev

Idleness is a constant sin, and labor is a duty.
Idleness is the devil's home for temptation and for unprofitable,
distracting musings; while labor profit others and ourselves.
- Anne Baxter

You musn't force sex to do the work of love or love to do the work of sex.
- Mary McCarthy

Mr. President, I'm not saying we wouldn't get our hair mussed.
But I do say no more than ten to twenty million killed, tops.
Uh, depending on the breaks.
- the movie Dr. Strangelove

Half of the American people have never read a newspaper.
Half never voted for President.
One hopes it is the same half.
- Gore Vidal

I haven't eaten at a McDonald's since I became President.
- William J. Clinton

All the president is, is a glorified public relations
man who spends his time flattering,
kissing, and kicking people to get them to do what
they are supposed to do anyway.
- Harry S. Truman

I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected President
but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Ohio claims they are due a president as they haven't had one since Taft.
Look at the United States, they have not had one since Lincoln.
- Will Rogers

If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River,
the headline that afternoon would read:
"President Can't Swim."
- Lyndon B. Johnson

I think there is one higher office than president and
I would call that patriot.
- Gary Hart

Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president,
but they don't want them to become politicians in the process.
- John F. Kennedy

You must pursue this investigation of Watergate even
if it leads to the president.
I'm innocent.
You've got to believe I'm innocent.
If you don't, take my job.
- Richard M. Nixon

Frankly, I don't mind not being President.
I just mind that someone else is.
- Edward Kennedy

My father was not a failure.
After all, he was the father of a president of the United States.
- Harry S. Truman

Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically,
by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.
- Gore Vidal

You may think the president is all-powerful,
but he is not.
He needs a lot of guidance from the Lord.
- Barbara Bush

The Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as
long as I am President that is what it will remain.
They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's.
- Harry S. Truman

Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm.
There's nothing to do but to stand there and take it.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President;
I'm beginning to believe it.
- Clarence Darrow

A knowledgeable and courageous U.S.
president could help enormously in leading the world's
nations toward saving the climate.
- Donella Meadows

A lot of people criticize the primaries,
but I think they are absolutely essential to the education
of the President of the United States.
- Pierre Salinger

As parties began to develop around the turn of the 19th century,
you had party nominees for President nominated in caucuses
made up of party members in Congress.
- Michael Beschloss

Look at what President Kennedy managed to achieve during
the Cuban missile crisis.
If Bush had been president in 1962, do you think he
would have avoided a nuclear war?
- Bianca Jagger

If I were president of the United States,
I would include Moslems in my presidency.
- Jerry Falwell

In the year 1857, passing through Washington on our
return from the annual visit to Philadelphia,
I had the distinguished honor of visiting a President for the first time.
- John Sergeant Wise

My parents would always say, 'It doesnt' matter if
it's a guy picking up the garbage or the President of the United States,
treat everybody as you would want to be treated.
- Dan Marino

This nation is really ready for a woman president.
It's taken time, but we're ready.
- Ellen Malcolm

If I wanna be president, I probably can.
- Jesse Ventura

Take the veto.
Bush is the first president since James Garfield in
1881 not to veto a single bill.
Garfield only had six months in office;
Bush has had over four years.
- Jim Cooper

When you're bringing in a fairly unknown candidate
challenging a sitting president,
the population needs a lot more information than reduced coverage provides.
- Walter Cronkite


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