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All Quotes by author - Michelangelo
" A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it. "
" A man paints with his brains and not with his hands. "
" Carving is easy, you just go down to the skin and stop. "
" Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven. "
" Even if you are divine, you don't disdain male consorts. "
" Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come. "
" Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it. "
" Faith in oneself is the best and safest course. "
" From such a gentle thing, from such a fountain of all delight, my every pain is born. "
" Genius is eternal patience. "
" Good painting is the kind that looks like sculpture. "
" I am a poor man and of little worth, who is laboring in that art that God has given me in order to extend my life as long as possible. "
" I am still learning. "
" I cannot live under pressures from patrons, let alone paint. "
" If in my youth I had realized that the sustaining splendour of beauty of with which I was in love would one day flood back into my heart, there to ignite a flame that would torture me without end, how gladly would I have put out the light in my eyes. "
" If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all. "
" If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master. "
" I have never felt salvation in nature. I love cities above all. "
" I live and love in God's peculiar light. "
" I live in sin, to kill myself I live; no longer my life my own, but sin's; my good is given to me by heaven, my evil by myself, by my free will, of which I am deprived. "
" I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. "
" It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges. "
" It is well with me only when I have a chisel in my hand. "
" Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish. "
" Many believe - and I believe - that I have been designated for this work by God. In spite of my old age, I do not want to give it up; I work out of love for God and I put all my hope in Him. "
" My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be through Earth's loveliness. "
" The best artist has that thought alone Which is contained within the marble shell; The sculptor's hand can only break the spell To free the figures slumbering in the stone. "
" The best of artists has no conception that the marble alone does not contain within itself. "
" The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark. "
" The greatest artist has no conception which a single block of white marble does not potentially contain within its mass, but only a hand obedient to the mind can penetrate to this image. "
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