I think with me, a muse is somebody who offers me way more than I expected, almost like they could read my mind. That’s the best, like say I’m looking at a big sand dune and before I can even say anything, this person is running down it and doing some crazy thing that I never expected. You just get blown away by it and you really love that person for bringing something you know is going to look so great. This person has taken this gift and given it to you and they’re just like, “Here, you can have it.”
— Ryan McGinley, ”Barn Crash” 2012
"I AM THE OCEAN, controlled by the moon. I cover six-sevenths of all the surface of the earth. All the waters of all the continents feed me. I am tranquil sometimes, and turbulent other times. I have vast riches nobody knows about, and hidden depths. I am unexplored. My waves break on beaches where nobody swims. I am cold and warm and serene and stormy and placid and violent. People try, but nobody can really fathom me."
If you separate two particles that have been paired and give one of them a downward spin, its partner instantaneously spins upward. This holds regardless of how far the two may have been separated, obliterating classical notions of space, time, and ways of knowing.
— Huston Smith in Ann Jauregui, Ph.D.’s Ephiphanies: Where Science & Miracles Meet
Your music makes me
I must be responsible for it
— Mercury, Ariana Reines