Best Quotes of Michelangelo Buonarroti

1.“If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.”

2.“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.”

3.“If you knew how much work went into it, you wouldn’t call it genius. ”

4.“Genius is eternal patience. ”

5.“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”

6.“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.”

7.“Critique by creating.”

8.“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.”

9.“With few words I shall make thee understand my soul.”

10.“A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.”

11.“I am still learning.”

12.“Read the heart and not the letter for the pen cannot draw near the good intent.”

13.“Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it”

14.“Draw, Antonio; draw, Antonio; draw and don’t waste time.”

15.“Beauty is the purgation of superfluities.”

16.“Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven.”

17.“The sculpture is already complete within the marble block, before I start my work. It is already there, I just have to chisel away the superfluous material.”

18.“Patience is eternal genius”

19.“Why do You Send Fools To judge My Work?”

20.“As you give out so shall you Receive.”

21.“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?”

22.“I was never the kind of painter or sculptor who kept a shop.”

23.“The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.”

24.“So now, from this mad passion Which made me take art for an idol and a king I have learnt the burden of error that it bore And what misfortune springs from man’s desire..The world’s frivolities have robbed me of the time That I was given for reflecting upon God.”

25.“Dear to me is sleep: still more, being made of stone,While pain and guilt still linger here below,Blindness and numbness-these please me alone; Then do not wake me, keep your voices low.”