Muse Quotes

Christina Westover

Unrequited love is the infinite curse of a lonely heart.

Kerry Greenwood

If I ever saw my muse she would be an old woman with a tight bun and spectacles poking me in the middle of the back and growling, "Wake up and write the book!

Ray Bradbury

To feed your Muse, then, you should always have been hungry about life since you were
To feed your Muse, then, you should always have been hungry about life since you were a child. If not, it is a little late to start.

Fierce Dolan

Writing is the best anti-depressant.

Aaron B. Powell

There’s nothing worse than being violently jerked away from creativity.

Michelle C. Hillstrom

Don't keep your Muse locked up in the closet. Set them free to dance across the page and what they create will be a masterpiece.

Michael Bassey Johnson

You can lead and motivate people without a certificate or title, what you need to do is to tell people a compelling secret that was only known to you.

Aniruddha Sastikar

Forcing the muse to let thoughts flow; equals to pushing a child, into labor.

John Geddes

...why is my cat a Muse? the cat has the rare grace of never saying a word too much― Mark Twain ...that's why ...

Michael Bassey Johnson

Sitting to think of what to write will only set your ass on fire, give you headache, twist your face to look stupid, instead, walk around with a blank mind and something from somewhere will fill it up.

Michael Bassey Johnson

The life of a writer is directed by a mad impulsive muse, that can tell them to cancel all their storyline: a creative divergent devil.

Anaïs Nin

For too many centuries women have been being muses to artists. I wanted to be the muse, I wanted to be the wife of the artist, but I was really trying to avoid the final issue - that I had to do the job myself.

Roman Payne

The ‘Muse’ is not an artistic mystery, but a mathematical equation. The gift are those ideas you think of as you drift to sleep. The giver is that one you think of when you first awake.

Rob Brezsny

All of us need to be in touch with a mysterious, tantalizing source of inspiration that teases our sense of wonder and goads us on to life’s next adventure.

Helen Hanson

Inspiration is the windfall from hard work and focus. Muses are too unreliable to keep on the payroll.


The Muse herself makes some men inspired, from whom a chain of other men is strung out who catch their own inspiration from theirs.

Laurie Seidler

My theory is you shouldn't apologize for believing in an idea-channeling muse. You should just be sure to feed her.

Tim Fargo

When there is silence,
Give your voice.
When there is darkness,
Shine your light.
When there is desperation,
Offer hope.

Ryan Lilly

Stop waiting for creative inspiration. Start creating and inspire yourself along the way.

L.M. Montgomery

Lovely thoughts came flying to meet me like birds. They weren't my thoughts. I couldn't think anything half so exquisite. They came from somewhere.

Francine Prose

Throughout her life, she behaved as if she had never heard anyone suggest that a woman couldn't do entirely as she pleased.

Lauren Beukes

He always thought a muse should be sex on legs.


There is no place for grief in a house which serves the Muse.

Stephen King

The muses are ghosts, and sometimes they come uninvited.

Harley King

One must give himself completely to his art and not hold back. Throw caution to the wind. Embrace the muse. Make love to your art.


Outline of your frame
My paper witness your silhouette
Sipping in coffee
My muse, my Juliet.

Afternoon spent,
In hungry desires
Ending with a kiss
On your coffee lips.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Arts without a spiritual relative is like frying buns with water.

Sharon Biggs Waller

Then I knew: this wasn’t just a passion I felt for my model. My feelings about him had nothing to do with how his looks inspired me; he was far more than a muse. With every stroke of pencil and crayon, I had drawn Will into my heart.

I was in love with him.

Ludwig Van Beethoven

The barriers are not erected which can say to [aspiring] talents and industry, “Thus far and no farther.

Matt Bellamy

Hi, I am Matt Bellamy and I am in a band called Muse and we play Music

Michael Bassey Johnson

A true leader leads for the sake of love and his knowledge of the path, a bad leader redirects his followers to the path of destruction.

Steven Pressfield

We're never alone. As soon as we step outside the campfire glow, our Muse lights on our shoulder like a butterfly. The act of courage calls for infallibly that deeper part of ourselves that supports and sustains us.

H.M. Ward

I see it, Jack. Your muse is back. The thing that gave you passion, tormented you, and haunted you is back. You're reeling in ecstasy and dread. It's something you want, but can't ever have. And the one that brings the pain is pure, white as snow... and standing in front of you.

Don Roff

If you schlep a shit job everyday, keep and feed a little secret life-whether it's writing, art, running, music, your thoughts. It's yours.

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