Category Archives: Curl My Toes (who said that?)

Pierre Berton on pornographers #quote

All you need to know about adjectives, from the granddaddy of Canadian literature: The worst offenders are the pornographers who have never met an adjective they did not like. Pierre Berton And let’s not get started on adverbs. Oooh. Unless we’re talking about these adverbs: Daniel Handler’s Adverbs are (is?) good and you should read

Pierre Berton on pornographers #quote

All you need to know about adjectives, from the granddaddy of Canadian literature: The worst offenders are the pornographers who have never met an adjective they did not like. Pierre Berton And let’s not get started on adverbs. Oooh. Unless we’re talking about these adverbs: Daniel Handler’s Adverbs are (is?) good and you should read

On finding paradise #quote #curlymytoes #whosaidthat

Yeeessss: Women had found paradise in his arms before now—and told him so, with considerable emphasis and eloquence. He had accepted the assurance cheerfully, because he had not really cared whether they found paradise or only the Champs Elysees, so

On finding paradise #quote #curlymytoes #whosaidthat

Yeeessss: Women had found paradise in his arms before now—and told him so, with considerable emphasis and eloquence. He had accepted the assurance cheerfully, because he had not really cared whether they found paradise or only the Champs Elysees, so

On NOT searching for perfection (for writers) #quote #amwriting #advice

I wish I could explain to “aspiring authors” and “I love to write, but I just don’t have the time” writers how important this is: One thing I learned real early in my career is that if you wait for the perfect mood, or the perfect place, or the perfect situation for writing, you’ll never write a word. John Nichols mjanecolette TellMe@mjanecolette.com WANT LOVE LETTERS?  💕 SIGN UP FOR LOVE LETTERS & GET

On NOT searching for perfection (for writers) #quote #amwriting #advice

I wish I could explain to “aspiring authors” and “I love to write, but I just don’t have the time” writers how important this is: One thing I learned real early in my career is that if you wait for the perfect mood, or the perfect place, or the perfect situation for writing, you’ll never write a word. John Nichols mjanecolette TellMe@mjanecolette.com WANT LOVE LETTERS?  💕 SIGN UP FOR LOVE LETTERS & GET

Your anti-Valentine’s Day Quote #gbshaw #quote #whosaidthat #notromantic

Because I hate Valentine’s Day: (But I love you.) “When two people are under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive, and most transient of passions, they are required to swear that they will remain in that excited, abnormal, and exhausting condition continuously until death do them part.” George Bernard Shaw Yeah, so he was a crank, but he had a point. I’m not anti-marriage. Or anti-love. Fuck, I write romance (sort of) novels for a living!

Your anti-Valentine’s Day Quote #gbshaw #quote #whosaidthat #notromantic

Because I hate Valentine’s Day: (But I love you.) “When two people are under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive, and most transient of passions, they are required to swear that they will remain in that excited, abnormal, and exhausting condition continuously until death do them part.” George Bernard Shaw Yeah, so he was a crank, but he had a point. I’m not anti-marriage. Or anti-love. Fuck, I write romance (sort of) novels for a living!

Tim Parks on the life beautiful #quote #whosaidthat #attachment

Yes, for me too: Precisely the problem for me is that life is so so beautiful. I am very attached to it. Tim Parks Tim Parks is a British novelist whom I encountered through his memoir Teach Us To Stand Still, from which this quote is taken, which he (or his publisher) calls “a

Tim Parks on the life beautiful #quote #whosaidthat #attachment

Yes, for me too: Precisely the problem for me is that life is so so beautiful. I am very attached to it. Tim Parks Tim Parks is a British novelist whom I encountered through his memoir Teach Us To Stand Still, from which this quote is taken, which he (or his publisher) calls “a

Maria Popova on universal human longing #quote #whosaidthat

This: Among our most universal human longings is to affect the world with our actions somehow, to leave an imprint with our existence. Maria Popova I am not sure if this is a universal human longing. Universal human longings are much more basic: survival. Sex (reproduction… and therefore, survival…). Belonging (which is essential for survival…). But. For those

Maria Popova on universal human longing #quote #whosaidthat

This: Among our most universal human longings is to affect the world with our actions somehow, to leave an imprint with our existence. Maria Popova I am not sure if this is a universal human longing. Universal human longings are much more basic: survival. Sex (reproduction… and therefore, survival…). Belonging (which is essential for survival…). But. For those

How many crayons do you have? #quote #creativity #workwithwhatyouhave

I’m doing the post-mortem on my last Organized Creative workshop, and pondering what to cut, what to add, and I think I might add this: If you have 12 crayons in your box, use your creativity and resourcefulness to make the best picture you can with those. Don’t spend your time worrying that someone else has 48 or 64 crayons. Laurence G. Boldt The quote is from the very thick

How many crayons do you have? #quote #creativity #workwithwhatyouhave

I’m doing the post-mortem on my last Organized Creative workshop, and pondering what to cut, what to add, and I think I might add this: If you have 12 crayons in your box, use your creativity and resourcefulness to make the best picture you can with those. Don’t spend your time worrying that someone else has 48 or 64 crayons. Laurence G. Boldt The quote is from the very thick

Rumi on work and desire #quote #whosaidthat #sufiwisdom

I have work and dharma and purpose on my mind these days, so here you go: Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart. Rumi mjanecolette STAY IN TOUCH TellMe@mjanecolette.com INSTAGRAM * Twitter * GOODREADS * Facebook * LOVE LETTERS mjanecolette.com  💕 GET A FREE BOOK! 💕 BUY TEXT ME, CUPID  

Rumi on work and desire #quote #whosaidthat #sufiwisdom

I have work and dharma and purpose on my mind these days, so here you go: Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart. Rumi mjanecolette STAY IN TOUCH TellMe@mjanecolette.com INSTAGRAM * Twitter * GOODREADS * Facebook * LOVE LETTERS mjanecolette.com  💕 GET A FREE BOOK! 💕 BUY TEXT ME, CUPID  

Omar Khayyam on (what else) love #curlmytoes #whosaidthat #quote

Again with them silver-tongued Persians… How sad, a heart that does not know how to love, that does not know what it is to be drunk with love. If you are not in love, how can you enjoy the blinding light of the sun, the soft light of the moon? Omar Khayyam (View all illustrations from the first English-language edition of the Rubiyat of Omar Khayyam on Wikipedia) mjanecolette // TellMe@mjanecolette.com GET LOVE LETTERS  💕 GET A FREE BOOK! 💕 CHECK OUT TEXT ME, CUPID

Omar Khayyam on (what else) love #curlmytoes #whosaidthat #quote

Again with them silver-tongued Persians… How sad, a heart that does not know how to love, that does not know what it is to be drunk with love. If you are not in love, how can you enjoy the blinding light of the sun, the soft light of the moon? Omar Khayyam (View all illustrations from the first English-language edition of the Rubiyat of Omar Khayyam on Wikipedia) mjanecolette // TellMe@mjanecolette.com GET LOVE LETTERS  💕 GET A FREE BOOK! 💕 CHECK OUT TEXT ME, CUPID

“Can’t you write a book that isn’t about love?” #quote #whosaidthat #curlmytoes

My pseudonym, kittens, is not a coincidence: But can’t you write a book that isn’t about love, adultery, semi-incestuous couplings and separation? Aren’t there other things in life? Henri de Jouvenal to Colette (he was her 2nd husband–of three) Yes. Yes, I

“Can’t you write a book that isn’t about love?” #quote #whosaidthat #curlmytoes

My pseudonym, kittens, is not a coincidence: But can’t you write a book that isn’t about love, adultery, semi-incestuous couplings and separation? Aren’t there other things in life? Henri de Jouvenal to Colette (he was her 2nd husband–of three) Yes. Yes, I

J. Michael Straczynski on transitions and pain #quote #whosaidthat #transition

Something you probably didn’t know or suspect about me: I’m a huge Babylon 5 fan. The future is always all around us, waiting, in moments of transitions,  to be born in moments of revelation. No one knows the shape of

J. Michael Straczynski on transitions and pain #quote #whosaidthat #transition

Something you probably didn’t know or suspect about me: I’m a huge Babylon 5 fan. The future is always all around us, waiting, in moments of transitions,  to be born in moments of revelation. No one knows the shape of

J. D. Salinger on digression #quote #whosaidthat

Today, the topic is digressions: The trouble with me is, I like it when somebody digresses. Holden Caulfield, in J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher In The Rye mjanecolette TellMe@mjanecolette.com 💕 GET A FREE BOOK! 💕 💘BUY TEXT ME, CUPID ❤️  

J. D. Salinger on digression #quote #whosaidthat

Today, the topic is digressions: The trouble with me is, I like it when somebody digresses. Holden Caulfield, in J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher In The Rye mjanecolette TellMe@mjanecolette.com 💕 GET A FREE BOOK! 💕 💘BUY TEXT ME, CUPID ❤️  

Maria Popova on developing your own barometer of self-worth #quote

Today, this: Develop an inner barometer for your own value. Resist page views and likes and retweets and all those silly-sounding quantification metrics that will be obsolete within the decade. … They can’t tell you who you are and what you’re worth.

Maria Popova on developing your own barometer of self-worth #quote

Today, this: Develop an inner barometer for your own value. Resist page views and likes and retweets and all those silly-sounding quantification metrics that will be obsolete within the decade. … They can’t tell you who you are and what you’re worth.

Georgia O’Keefe is thinking of you and doesn’t that make you feel good? #quote #georgiaokeefe

She’s thinking of you, kitten, and so am I: …when I think of you—I think of you rather often—it is always with the wish—a real wish—that the work is going well—that nothing interferes — Georgia O’Keefe mjanecolette Catch up with

Georgia O’Keefe is thinking of you and doesn’t that make you feel good? #quote #georgiaokeefe

She’s thinking of you, kitten, and so am I: …when I think of you—I think of you rather often—it is always with the wish—a real wish—that the work is going well—that nothing interferes — Georgia O’Keefe mjanecolette Catch up with

Grateful: Doris Lessing on the essentials #happythanksgiving #thanksgiving #gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends. All sanity depends on this: that it should be a delight to feel heat strike the skin, a delight to stand upright, knowing the bones moving easily under the flesh. Doris Lessing Grateful to

Grateful: Doris Lessing on the essentials #happythanksgiving #thanksgiving #gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends. All sanity depends on this: that it should be a delight to feel heat strike the skin, a delight to stand upright, knowing the bones moving easily under the flesh. Doris Lessing Grateful to

Olga Broumas on roses

How do you feel about thorns? “She who loves roses must be patient and not cry out when she is pierced by thorns.” // Olga Broumas That’s all for today. mjanecolette STAY IN TOUCH TellMe@mjanecolette.com INSTAGRAM * Twitter * GOODREADS * Facebook * LOVE LETTERS mjanecolette.com  💕 GET A

Olga Broumas on roses

How do you feel about thorns? “She who loves roses must be patient and not cry out when she is pierced by thorns.” // Olga Broumas That’s all for today. mjanecolette STAY IN TOUCH TellMe@mjanecolette.com INSTAGRAM * Twitter * GOODREADS * Facebook * LOVE LETTERS mjanecolette.com  💕 GET A

HOT READ: Transcending Fire by Casey Moss #newrelease #excerpt

I have a new-to-me author I want to introduce you to today–Casey Moss. Casey  (I’m stealing shamelessly from her bio; here, I’ll just put quotation marks around it, and so it won’t be plagiarism) “delves into the darker aspects of life

HOT READ: Transcending Fire by Casey Moss #newrelease #excerpt

I have a new-to-me author I want to introduce you to today–Casey Moss. Casey  (I’m stealing shamelessly from her bio; here, I’ll just put quotation marks around it, and so it won’t be plagiarism) “delves into the darker aspects of life

SMOLDERING READ: Symphony Amore #bookreview #erotica #musiclovers

I “found” author Jordan Monroe  (“erotica author, nasty woman, and owner of sexy librarian glasses”) on the cyber-ocean late this summer and there are so many amazing things about her I’d like to tell you—but I think the first and

SMOLDERING READ: Symphony Amore #bookreview #erotica #musiclovers

I “found” author Jordan Monroe  (“erotica author, nasty woman, and owner of sexy librarian glasses”) on the cyber-ocean late this summer and there are so many amazing things about her I’d like to tell you—but I think the first and

Curl my toes, Sarah Waters! #amreading The Paying Guests

Yes, three years after it’s release. Don’t judge me: I’ve been busy. OMFG. Toes curled, tongue taut, fingers trembling, and other more personal parts of me also fully engaged. Sarah. Goddess. Idol. Mentor. I touch my head to your feet,

Curl my toes, Sarah Waters! #amreading The Paying Guests

Yes, three years after it’s release. Don’t judge me: I’ve been busy. OMFG. Toes curled, tongue taut, fingers trembling, and other more personal parts of me also fully engaged. Sarah. Goddess. Idol. Mentor. I touch my head to your feet,

The Death of a Swan / Mehdi Hamidi Shirazi

This was a present to me on my birthday from someone I love, and now I am thrilled to share it with you… The Death of a Swan / Mehdi Hamidi Shirazi They say death of a swan, this beautiful

The Death of a Swan / Mehdi Hamidi Shirazi

This was a present to me on my birthday from someone I love, and now I am thrilled to share it with you… The Death of a Swan / Mehdi Hamidi Shirazi They say death of a swan, this beautiful