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Often the Muse will not respond to direct and logical requests. She must be lured in with the playful and gentle. (Jill Badonsky)

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

There are, it seems, two muses: the Muse of Inspiration, who gives us inarticulate visions and desires, and the Muse of Realization, who returns again and again to say, 'It is yet more difficult than you thought.' This is the muse of form. (Wendell Berry)

I'm not in control of my muse. My muse does all the work. (Ray Bradbury)

A successful artist is inspired by his muse, and his muse is inspired by the payment of a commission. (Robert Brault)

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

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

So cheat your landlord if you can and must, but do not try to shortchange the Muse. It cannot be done. You can't fake quality. (William S. Burroughs)

Moodling, a combination of musing and mental doodling, can lead to floating over any number of obstacles... (Jane Champagne)

Use your mind to flourish within self-imposed restrictions. Find your own muse within your little world. (Beaman Cole)

-to Camille Pissarro...
Go to the country - The muse is in the woods. (Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot)

The muse is born in pain, thrives on it and loves to inflict it. (Warren Criswell)

Muses work all day long and then at night get together and dance. (Edgar Degas)

Those who work only when the Muse strikes them make little progress. (William V. Dunning)

The Muse visits during the process of creation, not before. Don't wait for her. Start alone. (Roger Ebert)

The delicate muses lose their head if their attention is once diverted. Perhaps if you were successful abroad in talking and dealing with men, you would not come back to your bookshelf and your task. When the spirit chooses you for its scribe to publish some commandment, it makes you odious to men and men odious to you, and you shall accept that loathsomeness with joy. The moth must fly to the lamp, and you must solve those questions though you die. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

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)

The Muses love the Morning. (Thomas Fuller)

Reflections, Musings and reviewing personal experiences through different angles of light... What is inside us is out there as well. (Zoltan Galos)

Never forget that the nurturing and preservation of your own muse is job one. Lose it and you may be losing a great deal. (Robert Genn)

Visual tonics such as 'timed creativity' need to be introduced to refresh and refurbish the muse. (Robert Genn)

True muses stay dreams forever unless artists connect them to exploratory work. (Robert Genn)

We know the human mind is programmed to glaze over when bored. Conversely, the mind is more alert in the presence of novelty. Our muse needs to stay seductive to keep our hands doing the right things. (Robert Genn)

Your muse is amused and willed to further renewal during the process of mindless grabbing of reference material or errant imaginings. (Robert Genn)

The muse holds no appointments. You can never call on it. I don't understand people who get up at 9 o'clock in the morning, put on the coffee and sit down to write. (Glen Hansard)

When the world around me has made me sad, I feel distant from you, my muse. Were you scared away? Don't be, my muse. I will create a safe place for you to come back to... and it will be just you and me. (Melissa Jean)

If a muse knocked at our studio door tomorrow, how many of us would even notice? (Carole Katchen)

I have a promiscuous muse. My muse wants to own every color, work in many media, and in numerous genre. (Mary Klotz)

No muse shoots darts of insight into the unsuspecting artist. (Eric Maisel)

The most potent muse of all is our own inner child. (Stephen Nachmanovitch)

The Muses have been good to us artists. (Leonard Niles)

Artists are visited by the Muses, or tormented by their own passions and demons. (Wes Nisker)

There must be room for the muse while the artist is at work. (Alev Oguz)

You're sitting there with your muse and your muse is telling you something and you're following it, and you end up the next day looking at it and thinking, 'What the hell was the muse saying to me?' (Nathan Oliveira)

An artist who chooses the difficult muse – or only has a difficult muse – should not be surprised with the results. (oliver)

The Muse is not an artistic mystery, but a mathematical equation. The gifts are those ideas you think of as you drift to sleep. The giver is that one you think of when you first awake. (Roman Payne)

The man who arrives at the doors of artistic creation with none of the madness of the Muses would be convinced that technical ability alone was enough to make an artist... what that man creates by means of reason will pale before the art of inspired beings. (Plato)

The muse drags me down many different roads often at the same time. (Colin Poole)

The Muse but serv'd to ease some friend, not wife, / To help me through this long disease, my life. (Alexander Pope)

When we sit down each day and do our work... The Muse takes note of our dedication. She approves. We have earned favor in her sight... we become like a magnetized rod that attracts iron filings. (Steven Pressfield)

In the dead of night, when all is black and still, my easel jumps around and my brushes seem to be waving at me, and at the latest when I am nearly getting into bed, that's when the muse kisses me. (Faith Puleston)

Muse, muse, and muse. Do some yoga or other activity before working. Read a poem, then let it go. Listen to the silent voice of your work. (Linda Saccoccio)

We all have to learn to live and work with our Muse. At times the goddess demands more spontaneity, sometimes more planning and control. (Sandy Sandy)

Nature and its colorful glory or cities and the nitty-gritty – freeways or even empty parking lots – all are waiting to inspire the muse. (Randall Sexton)

O! for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention. (William Shakespeare)

Where art thou, Muse, that thou forget'st so long / To speak of that which gives thee all thy might? (William Shakespeare)

Biting my truant pen, beating myself for spite: 'Fool!' said my Muse to me, 'look in thy heart and write.' (Philip Sidney)

Retreat to your inner child and the muse begins. (Heidi Smith)

Why does my Muse only speak when she is unhappy? / She does not, I only listen when I am unhappy. (Stevie Smith)

The muse on my shoulder is very sensitive and does not abide claptrap of any kind... Only when I am totally immersed... absorbed in work... does she allow something magical to happen and I become aware of a faint heartbeat and gentle breath emanating from my brush. (Catherine Stock)

Muses don't strike. You have to hunt down a muse, drag it to the ground and, with your bare hands, wrestle it until you make it do your bidding. (Keith Thirgood)

I would especially like to re-court the Muse of poetry, who ran off with the mailman four years ago, and drops me only a scribbled postcard from time to time. (John Updike)

It seems that I must bid the Muse to pack, / Choose Plato and Plotinus for a friend / Until imagination, ear and eye, / Can be content with argument and deal / In abstract things; or be derided by / A sort of battered kettle at the heel. (William Butler Yeats)


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