"Genius is eternal patience."
"Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity."Michelangelo on Carl Jung
"Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come."Michelangelo on Robert H. Schuller
"Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success."Michelangelo on Napoleon Hill
"We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world."Michelangelo on Helen Keller
"How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?"Michelangelo on William Shakespeare
"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."