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

OMG, Jane is quoting Julia Roberts #quote #whosaidthat

Help. I don’t know why, but this: (Image text) You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness. Julia Roberts Really, there’s no subtext here. I promise.

OMG, Jane is quoting Julia Roberts #quote #whosaidthat

Help. I don’t know why, but this: (Image text) You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness. Julia Roberts Really, there’s no subtext here. I promise.

Elizabeth Gilbert on losing balance #quote #whosaidthat

Have you read Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic? (Not Eat, Pray, Love. Ugh. Big Magic.) It’s the book that redeemed Gilbert for me. I’m not sure I’d take her advice on love, though, but this quote resonates this summer: To lose

Elizabeth Gilbert on losing balance #quote #whosaidthat

Have you read Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic? (Not Eat, Pray, Love. Ugh. Big Magic.) It’s the book that redeemed Gilbert for me. I’m not sure I’d take her advice on love, though, but this quote resonates this summer: To lose

Because, Calgary Stampede: The Dixie Chicks! #whosaidthat #quote #cowboypoetry

If you’re in yyc, the Calgary Stampede kicks off today, and so, I’ve got cowboys on my mind: The song is called “Cowboy Take Me Away,” of course: I said, I wanna touch the earth I wanna break it in

Because, Calgary Stampede: The Dixie Chicks! #whosaidthat #quote #cowboypoetry

If you’re in yyc, the Calgary Stampede kicks off today, and so, I’ve got cowboys on my mind: The song is called “Cowboy Take Me Away,” of course: I said, I wanna touch the earth I wanna break it in

Samuel Lover on non-transactional love #quote #lovepoetry

I think you need to hear this today: “Come live in my heart and pay no rent.” Samuel Lover mjanecolette TellMe@mjanecolette.com WANT LOVE LETTERS? 💕 SIGN UP FOR LOVE LETTERS & GET A FREE BOOK! 💕

Samuel Lover on non-transactional love #quote #lovepoetry

I think you need to hear this today: “Come live in my heart and pay no rent.” Samuel Lover mjanecolette TellMe@mjanecolette.com WANT LOVE LETTERS? 💕 SIGN UP FOR LOVE LETTERS & GET A FREE BOOK! 💕

Hey baby, go crazy #whosaidthat

This is a quote from my mother’s favourite singer, the Polish equivalent of Janis Joplin: You can listen to the song here, and I’ve got the English translation of the lyrics for you below too: You’re underage, your dad’s oppressing

Hey baby, go crazy #whosaidthat

This is a quote from my mother’s favourite singer, the Polish equivalent of Janis Joplin: You can listen to the song here, and I’ve got the English translation of the lyrics for you below too: You’re underage, your dad’s oppressing

Jack Gilbert on flying and failing #poetry #icarus

You know how the “moral” from the myth of Icarus is to not fly too close to the sun? Jack Gilbert has a different view: Everyone forgets that Icarus also flew. It’s the same when love comes to an end,

Jack Gilbert on flying and failing #poetry #icarus

You know how the “moral” from the myth of Icarus is to not fly too close to the sun? Jack Gilbert has a different view: Everyone forgets that Icarus also flew. It’s the same when love comes to an end,

John Mortimer on reading #quote

Not my rule, but for sure in times of stress, I go back to old book friends… I make it a rule not to read anything I haven’t read before. John Mortimer, “Rumpole and the Boat People” So, yes I’m

John Mortimer on reading #quote

Not my rule, but for sure in times of stress, I go back to old book friends… I make it a rule not to read anything I haven’t read before. John Mortimer, “Rumpole and the Boat People” So, yes I’m

Rumi on grief #lovepoetry #sufipoetry #persianpoets

Here’s hoping: Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form. Rumi   mjanecolette TellMe@mjanecolette.com WANT LOVE LETTERS?  💕 SIGN UP FOR LOVE LETTERS & GET A FREE BOOK! 💕

Rumi on grief #lovepoetry #sufipoetry #persianpoets

Here’s hoping: Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form. Rumi   mjanecolette TellMe@mjanecolette.com WANT LOVE LETTERS?  💕 SIGN UP FOR LOVE LETTERS & GET A FREE BOOK! 💕

Hafez on removing yourself #poetry #sufipoetry

Well. Again with the silver-tongued Persians…   Come! For last night, the tavern’s unseen voice told me to be pleased with the divine decree and not to flee from destiny Between Lover and Beloved there is no barrier You yourself are your own veil, Hafez. Remove yourself! Hafez of Shiraz mjanecolette TellMe@mjanecolette.com WANT LOVE LETTERS?  💕 SIGN UP FOR LOVE LETTERS & GET A FREE BOOK! 💕

Hafez on removing yourself #poetry #sufipoetry

Well. Again with the silver-tongued Persians…   Come! For last night, the tavern’s unseen voice told me to be pleased with the divine decree and not to flee from destiny Between Lover and Beloved there is no barrier You yourself are your own veil, Hafez. Remove yourself! Hafez of Shiraz mjanecolette TellMe@mjanecolette.com WANT LOVE LETTERS?  💕 SIGN UP FOR LOVE LETTERS & GET A FREE BOOK! 💕

Rainer Maria Rilke on memories, nights, love #quote

I just need to say:   Rainer Maria Rilke And you thought old German poets were boring. Also, there’s more to that quote, but cutting it off THERE is perfect for today. mjanecolette TellMe@mjanecolette.com WANT LOVE LETTERS?  💕 SIGN UP FOR

Rainer Maria Rilke on memories, nights, love #quote

I just need to say:   Rainer Maria Rilke And you thought old German poets were boring. Also, there’s more to that quote, but cutting it off THERE is perfect for today. mjanecolette TellMe@mjanecolette.com WANT LOVE LETTERS?  💕 SIGN UP FOR

Anne Lamott on discipline (not that kind) (well, sort of) (where’s my whip) #quote

I am a big believer in the value of applied discipline, as is my heroine, Anne Lamott:   Discipline, I have learned, leads to freedom, and there is meaning in freedom. Anne Lamott Anne Lamott, of course, is the author Bird by Bird, which is among the very few books

Anne Lamott on discipline (not that kind) (well, sort of) (where’s my whip) #quote

I am a big believer in the value of applied discipline, as is my heroine, Anne Lamott:   Discipline, I have learned, leads to freedom, and there is meaning in freedom. Anne Lamott Anne Lamott, of course, is the author Bird by Bird, which is among the very few books

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