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Muse is one who inspires the works of a successful artist.

When a person leaves his mind to thoughts, an artist believes that a muse will come near to create a new world of mystery within the person's life with visual tonics. You can draw inspiration from the 60 muse quotes given that are given below.

Artistic Muse Quotes

Muse is known to be a close companion of artists. To know more about what muses mean to artists, go through these muse quotes of famous personalities.

"I am unlike a mortal lass

From dreams of longing, I have passed

I came upon your lonely cries

Revealed beauty to your eyes

So shun the world that you have known

And spend your nights within my own."

– Heather Alexander.

“A guitarist or a drummer can get a cold and still play; I get a cold and sound like a wet mitten trying to sing you a love song. Charming.”

– Tori Amos, ‘Piece by Piece’.

“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.”

– Roman Payne.

“This is the other secret that real artists know and wannabe writers don’t. When we sit down each day and do our work, power concentrates around us. The Muse takes note of our dedication. She approves. We have earned favor in her sight. When we sit down and work, we become like a magnetized rod that attracts iron filings. Ideas come. Insights accrete.”

– 'The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle', Steven Pressfield

"A muse can be a mirror: a reflection of the artist’s desires, anxieties, dreams, and needs.”

– Vince Aletti.

“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.”

– Harley King.

“Art is the extended arm of your imagination, The feast of inspiration for your muse. Art isn’t just creativity; it's a way of life.”

– Sarah Curran.

“Artists are visited by the Muses or tormented by their own passions and demons.”

– Wes Nisker.

"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.

"True muses stay dreams forever unless artists connect them to exploratory work."

– Robert Genn.

“My song can bind a human heart

And if you chance to know my face

My hold shall be your last embrace."

– Heather Alexander.

"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.

"Every poet knows the pun is Pierian, that it springs from the same soil as the Muse? A matching and shifting of vowels and consonants, an adroit assonance sometimes derided as jackassonance."

– Louis Untermeyer.

"The muse of music isn't just from Greek mythology, but living in people like the Beatles, Chuck Berry, Anita Baker, Aretha Franklin."

– Ernie Isley.

"Poetry is not a mere expression of a poet's self, but an enchantment, a spell of the muse, the inspiration. Poetry is thus magic, and magic is poetry."

– Shilpa Sandesh.

Inspirational Muse Quotes

These Muse quotes listed below can be inspiring and help your creativity flow like a river. Read through them and be a part of the flow.

“Express your creativity. Delight in the mystery of your inner muse.”

– Cheryl Richardson.

“Don’t be different just for different’s sake. If you see it differently, function that way. Follow your own muse, always.”

– Morgan Freeman.

“The most potent muse of all is our own inner child.”

– Stephen Nachmanovitch.

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

– Walter Bagehot.

"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.

"The muse is born in pain, thrives on it, and loves to inflict it. "

– Warren Criswell.

"Those who work only when the Muse strikes them make little progress."

– William V. Dunning.

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

– Zoltan Galos.

"The muse drags me down many different roads, often at the same time."

– Colin Poole.

"My passion comes from the heavens, not from earthly musings."

– Peter Paul Rubens.

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

– Hesiod.

"Inspiration is hogwash. My work comes directly out of my loves and hates. Muses don't whisper in my ear, and ideas don't flow over my body like a cool rain."

– James Victore.

“There is also a third kind of madness, which is possession by the Muses, enters into a delicate and virgin soul, and their inspiring frenzy awakens lyric...But he, who, not being inspired and having no touch of madness in his soul, comes to the door and thinks he will get into the temple by the help of art--he, I say, and his poetry are not admitted; the sane man is nowhere at all when he enters into rivalry with the madman.”

– Plato, Phaedo.

"You shall be known by other men

For your great works of voice and pen

Yet inspiration has a cost

For with me know your soul is lost

I'll take your passion and your skill

I'll take your young life quicker still."

– Heather Alexander.

“O! for a muse of fire that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention.”

– William Shakespeare.

“I am my own muse. I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to know better.”

― Oroma Elewa

"I just really allowed my muse to be my guide, and I just go with whatever I'm feeling."

– K. D. Lang.

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“Perversity is the muse of modern literature.”

– Susan Sontag.

“A cheerful life is what the Muses love. A soaring spirit is their prime delight.”

– William Wordsworth.

“Let passion be your muse. Let her guide and teach you to trust your instincts.”

– Sarah Ban Breathnach.

“When I’m writing, I write. And then it’s as if the muse is convinced that I’m serious and says, ‘Okay. Okay. I’ll come.'”

– Maya Angelou.

“Once you start being a muse, you cannot stop being a muse.”

– Carine Roitfeld.

“Muses work all day long and then at night get together and dance.”

– Edgar Degas.

“The muses are ghosts, and sometimes they come uninvited.”

– Stephen King.

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

– Sappho.

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

- Helen Hanson

“The Muse visits during the process of creation, not before.”

– Roger Ebert.

"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.

"The muse doesn't come without being called."

– Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

"A female friend, amiable, clever, and devoted, is a possession more valuable than parks and palaces, and without such a muse, few men can succeed in life, none be contented."

– Benjamin Disraeli.

"Retreat to your inner child, and the muse begins."

– Heidi Smith.

"You should treat a muse like a fairy."

– Paulo Coelho.

"I'm not in control of my muse. My muse does all the work."

– Ray Bradbury.

"Music from my fourth year began to be the first of my youthful occupations. Thus early acquainted with the gracious muse who tuned my soul to pure harmonies, I became fond of her, and, as it often seemed to me, she of me."

– Ludwig van Beethoven.

"Women are our most miraculous muse, an enchanted intangibility that encourages all art."

– CeeLo Green.

"And muse on Nature with a poet's eye."

– Thomas Campbell.

"I know I might sound a little bit picky, but someone like a muse who can inspire me is my ideal type."

– Ji Chang-wook.

"My muse is the digital world."

– Nicola Formichetti.

"Illustrious acts high raptures do infuse, And every conqueror creates a muse."

– Edmund Waller.

Romantic muse Quotes

The romantic muse quotes put forward by different inspiring personalities can make you understand the nature of romance. Go through them and find what they have for you.

“Unrequited love is the infinite curse of a lonely heart.”

– Christina Westover.

"The Muses love the Morning."

– Thomas Fuller.

"Everyone always asks me who my muse is or who's the girl I have in mind, which is such a hard question for me to answer because I feel like it's a sensibility that varies for each individual."

– Alexander Wang.

"Laughing in my ear is a muse amused by how I paint her whims on paper with silly words."

– Richelle E. Goodrich.

“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.

"The sky is love's muse."

– Walter Mercado.

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