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

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

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