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

Douglas Copeland wants to know why you don’t dress like this every day #halloween #quote #flyyourfreakflag

Happy Halloween, everyone! Are you dressing up? What are you wearing? Would you wear it yesterday… or tomorrow? Douglas Copeland thinks you should: I think if human beings had genuine courage, they’d wear their costumes every day of the year,

Douglas Copeland wants to know why you don’t dress like this every day #halloween #quote #flyyourfreakflag

Happy Halloween, everyone! Are you dressing up? What are you wearing? Would you wear it yesterday… or tomorrow? Douglas Copeland thinks you should: I think if human beings had genuine courage, they’d wear their costumes every day of the year,

Aldous Huxley on why comfort and happiness are not enough #iwantsin #quote #whosaidthat

Everyone once in a while, when someone tells me, “I just want to be happy,” I start quoting Aldous Huxley at them… But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom,

Aldous Huxley on why comfort and happiness are not enough #iwantsin #quote #whosaidthat

Everyone once in a while, when someone tells me, “I just want to be happy,” I start quoting Aldous Huxley at them… But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom,

Colette (not me, the “real” one) on eye contact #quote #whosaidthat

Today, a moment with Colette… Not me. That Colette, the famous French author whom I honour in my pen name. When she raises her eyelids, it’s as if she were taking off all her clothes. ― Colette I think this

Colette (not me, the “real” one) on eye contact #quote #whosaidthat

Today, a moment with Colette… Not me. That Colette, the famous French author whom I honour in my pen name. When she raises her eyelids, it’s as if she were taking off all her clothes. ― Colette I think this

Ariana Reines on bad writing #quote #writing #whosaidthat #ownyourflaws

Do you know Ariana Reines? I want to say something about bad writing. I’m proud of my bad writing. Everyone is so intelligent lately, and stylish. Fucking great. I am proud of Philip Guston’s bad painting, I am proud of

Ariana Reines on bad writing #quote #writing #whosaidthat #ownyourflaws

Do you know Ariana Reines? I want to say something about bad writing. I’m proud of my bad writing. Everyone is so intelligent lately, and stylish. Fucking great. I am proud of Philip Guston’s bad painting, I am proud of

Ursula K. Le Guin on subversive speech #quote #whosaidthat #curlmytoes

How much do I love Ursula K. Le Guin, let me count the ways… I know that many men and even women are afraid and angry when women do speak, because in this barbaric society, when women speak truly, they speak subversively–they can’t help it: if you’re underneath, if you’re kept down, you break out, you subvert. We are volcanoes. When we

Ursula K. Le Guin on subversive speech #quote #whosaidthat #curlmytoes

How much do I love Ursula K. Le Guin, let me count the ways… I know that many men and even women are afraid and angry when women do speak, because in this barbaric society, when women speak truly, they speak subversively–they can’t help it: if you’re underneath, if you’re kept down, you break out, you subvert. We are volcanoes. When we

Shams of Tabriz on solitude #quote #whosaidthat #sufism #persianpoets

As you know, I have a thing for the Persian poets. Sufi mystics. Also, solitude. But a special kind of solitude: Be among the people, but be alone. Don’t live your life in seclusion, but be solitary. Shams of Tabriz mjanecolette TellMe@mjanecolette.com YES! MY LIFE NEEDS MORE LOVE LETTERS! 💕 SIGN UP

Shams of Tabriz on solitude #quote #whosaidthat #sufism #persianpoets

As you know, I have a thing for the Persian poets. Sufi mystics. Also, solitude. But a special kind of solitude: Be among the people, but be alone. Don’t live your life in seclusion, but be solitary. Shams of Tabriz mjanecolette TellMe@mjanecolette.com YES! MY LIFE NEEDS MORE LOVE LETTERS! 💕 SIGN UP

Erica Jong explains why dictators don’t like sex #whosaidthat #hotquote

And now, a few words from Erica Jong: If sex and creativity are often seen by dictators as subversive activities, it’s because they lead to the knowledge that you own your own body (and with it your own voice), and that’s the most revolutionary insight of all. Now go use that voice you own, kitten. Roar, don’t meow. Fine. Meow if you want to. But keep them claws sharp. mjanecolette TellMe@mjanecolette.com YES! MY LIFE NEEDS MORE LOVE LETTERS!

Erica Jong explains why dictators don’t like sex #whosaidthat #hotquote

And now, a few words from Erica Jong: If sex and creativity are often seen by dictators as subversive activities, it’s because they lead to the knowledge that you own your own body (and with it your own voice), and that’s the most revolutionary insight of all. Now go use that voice you own, kitten. Roar, don’t meow. Fine. Meow if you want to. But keep them claws sharp. mjanecolette TellMe@mjanecolette.com YES! MY LIFE NEEDS MORE LOVE LETTERS!

And again, with the Princess Bride #truelove #princessbride

This line is not in the movie. But OMFG. “Do I love you? My God, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches.” ― William Goldman The Princess Bride mjanecolette TellMe@mjanecolette.com WANT LOVE

And again, with the Princess Bride #truelove #princessbride

This line is not in the movie. But OMFG. “Do I love you? My God, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches.” ― William Goldman The Princess Bride mjanecolette TellMe@mjanecolette.com WANT LOVE

True love is the greatest thing in the world, except for a nice sandwich #princessbride

Twoo woove…   “Sonny, true love is the greatest thing in the world. Except for a nice M.L.T., a mutton, lettuce, and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean, and the tomato is ripe. They’re so perky. I

True love is the greatest thing in the world, except for a nice sandwich #princessbride

Twoo woove…   “Sonny, true love is the greatest thing in the world. Except for a nice M.L.T., a mutton, lettuce, and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean, and the tomato is ripe. They’re so perky. I

This one is for the writers #whosaidthat

Today, my love letter is for writers, especially disorganized pantsters: Structure is translation software for your imagination. James Scott Bell If you need a little help BELIEVING this, visit my SECRETS page. mjanecolette TellMe@mjanecolette.com WANT LOVE LETTERS? 💕 SIGN UP FOR

This one is for the writers #whosaidthat

Today, my love letter is for writers, especially disorganized pantsters: Structure is translation software for your imagination. James Scott Bell If you need a little help BELIEVING this, visit my SECRETS page. mjanecolette TellMe@mjanecolette.com WANT LOVE LETTERS? 💕 SIGN UP FOR

You can do anything: some affirmation from Hedley #song #inspiration #affirmation

I’m celebrating a three-year anniversary of an epiphany today, so, in that spirit, kittens, here’s some Hedley: Everybody said You’d better stay in school Get a real job boy Don’t be a fool Burn that guitar You can never be

You can do anything: some affirmation from Hedley #song #inspiration #affirmation

I’m celebrating a three-year anniversary of an epiphany today, so, in that spirit, kittens, here’s some Hedley: Everybody said You’d better stay in school Get a real job boy Don’t be a fool Burn that guitar You can never be

The incomparable Maya Angelou on love #quote #love

Someone sneezed… Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time. – Maya Angelou mjanecolette TellMe@mjanecolette.com WANT LOVE LETTERS? 💕 SIGN UP FOR LOVE LETTERS & GET A FREE BOOK! 💕

The incomparable Maya Angelou on love #quote #love

Someone sneezed… Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time. – Maya Angelou mjanecolette TellMe@mjanecolette.com WANT LOVE LETTERS? 💕 SIGN UP FOR LOVE LETTERS & GET A FREE BOOK! 💕

Al-Mu’tamid ibn Abbad on the transformative powers of love #poetry #arabicpoetry #whosaidthat

This is… foreshadowing. I hope. My  night has become a sunny dawn because of you. Ibn Abbad Al-Mu’tamid ibn Abbad was, in the 11th-century, a caliph of Seville, and one of the most eminent Arabic-language poets of the time. For

Al-Mu’tamid ibn Abbad on the transformative powers of love #poetry #arabicpoetry #whosaidthat

This is… foreshadowing. I hope. My  night has become a sunny dawn because of you. Ibn Abbad Al-Mu’tamid ibn Abbad was, in the 11th-century, a caliph of Seville, and one of the most eminent Arabic-language poets of the time. For

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