Facts about Michelangelo

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Michelangelo was a famous Artist from Italy, who lived between March 6, 1475 and March 18, 1564.

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He/she is born under the zodiac pisces, who is known for Fluctuation, Depth, Imagination, Reactive, Indecisive. Our collection contains 35 quotes who is written / told by Michelangelo, under the main topics: Art, Faith, Imagination.

Related authors: Giotto di Bondone

Famous quotes by Michelangelo (35)


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"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?"
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"There is no greater harm than that of time wasted"
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"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"
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"The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has"
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"The greatest artist has no conception which a single block of white marble does not potentially contain within its mass, but only a hand obedient to the mind can penetrate to this image"
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"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"
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"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"
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"I live and love in God's peculiar light"
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"I hope that I may always desire more than I can accomplish"
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"I have never felt salvation in nature. I love cities above all"
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"I cannot live under pressures from patrons, let alone paint"
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"I am still learning"
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"I am a poor man and of little worth, who is laboring in that art that God has given me in order to extend my life as long as possible"
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"Good painting is the kind that looks like sculpture"
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"Genius is eternal patience"
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"From such a gentle thing, from such a fountain of all delight, my every pain is born"
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"Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it"
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"Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come"
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"The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark"
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"The best of artists has no conception that the marble alone does not contain within itself"
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"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"
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"My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be through Earth's loveliness"
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"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"
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"Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish"
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"It is well with me only when I have a chisel in my hand"
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"It is necessary to keep one's compass in one's eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges"
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"If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master"
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"If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all"
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"Even if you are divine, you don't disdain male consorts"
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"Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven"
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"Carving is easy, you just go down to the skin and stop"
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"A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it"
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"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free"
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"A man paints with his brains and not with his hands"
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"Faith in oneself is the best and safest course"


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