"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."
"Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right."Michelangelo on Abraham Lincoln
"We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls."Michelangelo on Mother Teresa
"When the solution is simple, God is answering."Michelangelo on Albert Einstein
"While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God's creation."Michelangelo on Maya Angelou
"Never trust anyone completely but God. Love people, but put your full trust only in God."Michelangelo on Lawrence Welk
"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."