"The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."Michelangelo on Confucius
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."Michelangelo on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."Michelangelo on Thomas A. Edison
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."Michelangelo on Robert Frost
"Nothing will work unless you do."Michelangelo on Maya Angelou
"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."