"The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Michelangelo on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Michelangelo on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Michelangelo on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Michelangelo on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Michelangelo on Oscar Wilde
"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."
"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."
"I cannot live under pressures from patrons, let alone paint."
"The best of artists has no conception that the marble alone does not contain within itself."
"A man paints with his brains and not with his hands."
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