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Michelangelo Quote: “Sculpture is made by taking away, while painting is made by adding.”
Michelangelo Quote: “Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come.”
Michelangelo Quote: “It is not sufficient merely to be a great master in painting and very wise, but I think that it is necessary for the painter to be very moral in his mode of life, or even, if such were possible, a saint, so that the Holy Spirit may inspire his intellect.”
Michelangelo Quote: “Poets and painters have the power to dare, I mean to dare to do whatever they may approve of...”
Michelangelo Quote: “The more the marbles wastes, the more the statue grows.”
Michelangelo Quote: “Beauty is the purgation of superfluities.”
Michelangelo Quote: “Do not be concerned that you might set a target too high and fail. Be concerned that you will set it too low and succeed.”
Michelangelo Quote: “In every block of marble I see a statue as plain as though it stood before me, shaped and perfect in attitude and action. I have only to hew away the rough walls that imprison the lovely apparition to reveal it to the other eyes as mine see it.”
Michelangelo Quote: “Heaven-born, the soul a heavenward course must hold; beyond the world she soars; the wise man, I affirm, can find no rest in that which perishes, nor will he lend his heart to ought that doth time depend.”
Michelangelo Quote: “I have never felt salvation in nature. I love cities above all.”
Michelangelo Quote: “Let whoever may have attained to so much as to have the power of drawing know that he holds a great treasure.”
Michelangelo Quote: “A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.”
Michelangelo Quote: “My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be through Earth’s loveliness.”
Michelangelo Quote: “With few words I shall make thee understand my soul.”
Michelangelo Quote: “The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one’s self, and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course.”
Michelangelo Quote: “I serve for the love of God and in Him have all my hope.”
Michelangelo Quote: “Nature did all things well.”
Michelangelo Quote: “There is an angel imprisoned in it and I must set it free.”
Michelangelo Quote: “I live and love in God’s peculiar light.”
Michelangelo Quote: “The best of artists has no conception that the marble alone does not contain within itself.”
Michelangelo Quote: “Even if you are divine, you don’t disdain male consorts.”
Michelangelo Quote: “No thought is born in me that does not bear the image of death.”
Michelangelo Quote: “In my opinion painting should be considered excellent in proportion as it approaches the effect of relief, while relief should be considered bad in proportion as it approaches the effect of painting.”
Michelangelo Quote: “Serene I fold my hands and wait.”
Michelangelo Quote: “I am no artist – please come and help me.”
Michelangelo Quote: “Perchance that I might learn what pity is, That I might laugh at erring men no more.”
Michelangelo Quote: “Painters are not in any way unsociable through pride, but either because they find few pursuits equal to painting, or in order not to corrupt themselves with the useless conversation of idle people, and debase the intellect from the lofty imaginations in which they are always absorbed.”
Michelangelo Quote: “Is it any wonder, since, when near the fire, I was melted and burned, if now that it’s extinguished outside me, it besets and consumes me inside, and bit by bit reduces me to ashes?”
Michelangelo Quote: “The art of creation lies in the gift of perceiving the particular and generalizing it, thus creating the particular again. It is therefore a powerful transforming force and a generator of creative solutions in relation to a given problem.”
Michelangelo Quote: “The best of artists hath no thought to show which the rough stone in its superfluous shell doth not include; to break the marble spell is all the hand that serves the brain can do.”
Michelangelo Quote: “He who does not master the nude cannot understand the principles of architecture.”
Michelangelo Quote: “I feast on wine and bread, and feasts they are.”
Michelangelo Quote: “It is therefore indisputable that the limbs of architecture are derived from the limbs of man.”
Michelangelo Quote: “If it be true that any beautiful thing raises the pure and just desire of man from earth to God, the eternal fount of all, such I believe my love.”
Michelangelo Quote: “If the wine is not good, then throw it out!”
Michelangelo Quote: “Love is a beautiful image Imagined or seen within the heart, The friend of virtue and gentility.”
Michelangelo Quote: “So take care of your life and take notice and be observant, for the number of widows is always far greater than the number of widowers.”
Michelangelo Quote: “Do you know that women who are chaste remain much fresher than those who are not?”
Michelangelo Quote: “Painting and sculpture, labour and good faith, have been my ruin and I continually go from bad to worse. Better it would have been for me if I had set myself to making matches in my youth. I should not be in such distress of mind.”
Michelangelo Quote: “I live in sin, to kill myself I live; no longer my life my own, but sin’s; my good is given to me by heaven, my evil by myself, by my free will, of which I am deprived.”
Michelangelo Quote: “Already at sixteen, my mind was a battlefield: my love of pagan beauty, the male nude, at war with my religious faith. A polarity of themes and forms: one spiritual, the other earthly.”
Michelangelo Quote: “If there is some good in me, it is because I was born in the subtle atmosphere of your country of Arezzo. Along with the milk of my nurse I received the knack of handling chisel and hammer, with which I make my figures.”
Michelangelo Quote: “Good painting is the kind that looks like sculpture.”
Michelangelo Quote: “From such a gentle thing, from such a fountain of all delight, my every pain is born.”
Michelangelo Quote: “The power of one fair face makes my love sublime, for it has weaned my heart from low desires.”
Michelangelo Quote: “I was never the kind of painter or sculptor who kept a shop.”
Michelangelo Quote: “It is better decoration when, in painting, some monstrosity is introduced for variety and a relaxation of the senses and to attract the attention of mortal eyes, which at times desire to see that which they have never seen...”
Michelangelo Quote: “What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful than the garment with which it is clothed?”
Michelangelo Quote: “What one has most to work and struggle for in painting is to do the work with a great amount of labour and sweat in such a way that it may afterward appear, however much it was laboured upon, to have been done almost quickly and almost without any labour, and very easily, although it was not.”
Michelangelo Quote: “The goods of Fortune, even such as they really are, still need taste to enjoy them. It is the enjoying no the possessing, that makes us happy.”
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