Poets, playwrights, painters pen skeletal prose

Hi everyone,

To get ready for our discussion tomorrow on whether I could speak, here are some thoughts people have written down on skeletons.  I really enjoy seeing how people have portrayed skeletons through the past few centuries. Happy to be part of all of it.  I’ve included a link to a poster that you could use to bring skeleton art to your home or office.

Lucy of Hadar

If you can’t get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you’d best teach it to dance.

– George Bernard Shaw

Rigid, the skeleton of habit alone upholds the human frame.

– Virginia Wolff

I have always been respectful, even reverential,
in a room where you can look a human skeleton in the eye sockets.

– Carl Sandburg

The world dies over and over again, but the skeleton always gets up and walks.

– Henry Miller, writer and painter

There is something about a closet that makes a skeleton terribly restless.
– Wilson Mizner, earl 20th Century playwright