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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.
The virtues, like the Muses, are always seen in groups. A good principle was never found solitary in any breast.
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
Happy is the man whom the Muses love: sweet speech flows from his mouth.
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.
I have my permanent muses and my muses of the moment.
One expected growth, change; without it, the world was less, the well of inspiration dried up, the muses fled.
Charles de Lint
The most astonishing joy is to receive from the muses the gift of a whole lyric.
Some people have human muses - mine is a city. I feel a startling ambivalence towards London, but for better or worse my work has come utterly to depend upon it.
Art doesn't spring from the muses alone, but from hard work.
It's only very recently that women have succeeded in entering those professions which, as Muses, they typified for the Greeks.
Mary Ritter Beard
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
I was raised by muses. Women who had men in awe of them and who wrote them movies and wrote them music.
People think of me as a stereotype: muse, privileged, decorative. Classically, the muses were the inspiration. They'd come and go - they wouldn't actually make things, get their hands dirty. I don't think I'm a muse, although I think I can help pull a trigger. I really like getting my hands dirty.
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.
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