"If in my youth I had realized that the sustaining splendour of beauty of with which I was in love would one day flood back into my heart, there to ignite a flame that would torture me without end, how gladly would I have put out the light in my eyes."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Michelangelo on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Michelangelo on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Michelangelo on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Michelangelo on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Michelangelo on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"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."