"If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Michelangelo on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Michelangelo on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Michelangelo on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Michelangelo on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Michelangelo on Helen Keller
"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."