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Michelangelo Buonarroti Quotes

Date of Death: 1564-02-18 (Tuesday, February 18th, 1564)

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    • Your lordship, only worldly light in this age of ours, you can never be pleased with another man's work for there is no man who resembles you, nor one to equal you ... It grieves me greatly that I cannot recapture my past, so as to longer be at your service. As it is, I can only offer you my future, which is short, for I am too old ... That is all I have to say. Read my heart for 'the quill cannot express good will.'
    • Ancora Imparo
    • Beauty is the purgation of superfluities.
    • I was never the kind of painter or sculptor who kept a shop.
    • If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.
    • If you knew how much work went into it, you wouldn't call it genius.
    • As when, O lady mine! With chiselled touch The stone unhewn and cold Becomes a living mould. The more the marble wastes, The more the statue grows.
    • Caro m' e 'l sonno, e piu l'esser di sasso, Mentre che 'l danno e la vergogna dura: Non veder, non sentir, m' e gran ventura; Pero non mi destar, deh! parla basso
    • I live and love in God's peculiar light.
    • I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
    • What good I have comes from the pure air of your native Arezzo, and also because I sucked in chisels and hammers with my nurse's milk.
    • 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.
    • Criticize by creating
    • Painting is not my art.
    • The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
    • What do you despise? By this you are truly known.
    • Your lordship, only worldly light in this age of ours, you can never be pleased with another man's work for there is no man who resembles you, nor one to equal you ... It grieves me greatly that I cannot recapture my past, so as to longer be at your service. As it is, I can only offer you my future, which is short, for I am too old ... That is all I have to say. Read my heart for 'the quill cannot express good will.'
    • Ancora Imparo
    • Beauty is the purgation of superfluities.
    • I was never the kind of painter or sculptor who kept a shop.
    • If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.
    • If you knew how much work went into it, you wouldn't call it genius.
    • As when, O lady mine! With chiselled touch The stone unhewn and cold Becomes a living mould. The more the marble wastes, The more the statue grows.
    • Caro m' e 'l sonno, e piu l'esser di sasso, Mentre che 'l danno e la vergogna dura: Non veder, non sentir, m' e gran ventura; Pero non mi destar, deh! parla basso
    • I live and love in God's peculiar light.
    • I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
    • What good I have comes from the pure air of your native Arezzo, and also because I sucked in chisels and hammers with my nurse's milk.
    • 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.
    • Criticize by creating
    • Painting is not my art.
    • The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
    • What do you despise? By this you are truly known.
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