“The muse ushers the artist into the empty room and points silently at the tightrope.”
- Jean Cocteau
Tags: literary quotes, writing quotes
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Welcome to poetry-blogging! This quote is fantastic.
Deb, I’ve been made to feel so welcome. Thank you.
Good morning, you *grin*! Yes, a fantastic quote, I love the tightrope metaphor. Did I mention how pleased I am you’re blogging?
Good morning, bright spirit! I’m going to email you.
Wonderful metaphor – one that will stay with me
Hi Susan! Yes, writing (art) as a solitary balancing act.
A quote is a great way to interact on a blog. This one provokes thought and gets the gears of creativity going. It made me think of a mime.
I know. I’ve been wanting to write a circus poem for some time …
Karl Wallenda, the founder of The Flying Wallendas, said:
“Being on the tightrope is living; everything else is waiting.”
I believe he fell to his death.
can’t get better than that, hey@@@@@!!!!
“The prettiest dresses are worn to be taken off.”
Thanks for the sexy Cocteau quote, Babe.
What a wonderful place to begin your series of quotes, with Cocteau. One of my favourites quotes is one of his. “There are truths which one can only say after having won the right to say them.”
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