Michelangelo Quotes

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Michelangelo Quotes

There is an angel imprisoned in it and I must set it free.
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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.

— Michelangelo

If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all.

— Michelangelo

A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.

— Michelangelo

Do you know that women who are chaste remain much fresher than those who are not?

— Michelangelo

Sculpture is made by taking away, while painting is made by adding.

— Michelangelo

Lord, make me see thy glory in every place.

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I created a vision of David in my mind and simply carved away everything that was not David.

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Let whoever may have attained to so much as to have the power of drawing know that he holds a great treasure.

— Michelangelo

I always liked instrumental music, and I think there's a vehicle out there for it. I think a true artist not only records, but you have to perform and you have to have some kind of consistent output. You can't just put out an album every ten years and never play - that's not an artist, that's something else. But I find there's always been a vehicle for what I've done, because I get out there and play all the time. I say 12 hundred shows on my website just in case, because we can't verify it, but it's more like 15 hundred!

— Michelangelo

And who is so barbarous as not to understand that the foot of a man is nobler than his shoe, and his skin nobler than that of the sheep with which he is clothed.

— Michelangelo

Art is a shadow of Divine perfection.

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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

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

Love is a beautiful image Imagined or seen within the heart, The friend of virtue and gentility.

— Michelangelo

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