"I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don't need."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Auguste Rodin 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."Auguste Rodin on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Auguste Rodin on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Auguste Rodin on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Auguste Rodin on Oscar Wilde
"The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation."
"Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which nature herself is animated."
"Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely."
"Man's naked form belongs to no particular moment in history it is eternal, and can be looked upon with joy by the people of all ages."
"There are unknown forces in nature when we give ourselves wholly to her, without reserve, she lends them to us she shows us these forms, which our watching eyes do not see, which our intelligence does not understand or suspect."