"I cannot live under pressures from patrons, let alone paint."
"It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely."Michelangelo on Albert Einstein
"Alone we can do so little together we can do so much."Michelangelo on Helen Keller
"It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone."Michelangelo on Marilyn Monroe
"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for it is better to be alone than in bad company."Michelangelo on George Washington
"I restore myself when I'm alone."Michelangelo on Marilyn Monroe
"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."
"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."
"The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection."