"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."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Michelangelo on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Michelangelo on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Michelangelo on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Michelangelo on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Michelangelo on Robert Frost
"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."
"The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection."