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To a historian libraries are food, shelter, and even muse. They are of two kinds: the library of published material, books, pamphlets, periodicals, and the archive of unpublished papers and documents. - Barbara W. Tuchman

The muse does not allow the praise-de-serving here to die: she enthrones him in the heavens. [La., Dignum laude virum Musa vetat mori; Coelo Musa beat] - Horace [Quintus Horacius Flaccus]

For pointed satire I would Buckhurst choose, The best man with the worst-natures muse. - John Wilmot

Green, slender, leaf-clad holly boughs Were twisted graceful round her brows, I took her for some Scottish Muse, By that same token, An' come to stop those reckless vows, Would soon be broken. - Robert Burns

O! for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention. - William Shakespeare

Perversity is the muse of modern literature. - Susan Sontag

So cheat your landlord if you can and must, but do not try to shortchange the Muse. It cannot be done. You can't fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal. - William Seward Burroughs