"I hope that I may always desire more than I can accomplish."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Michelangelo on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Michelangelo on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Michelangelo on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Michelangelo on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Michelangelo on Dalai Lama
"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."