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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. -- Michelangelo Buonarroti
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AS YOU GIVE OUT SO SHALL YOU RECEIVE. -- Michelangelo Buonarroti
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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. -- Michelangelo Buonarroti
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Precious is sleep, better to be of stone,
while the oppression and the shame still last;
not seeing and not hearing, I am blest;
so do not wake me, hush! keep your voice down. -- Michelangelo Buonarroti
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Patience is eternal genius -- Michelangelo Buonarroti
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If I am more alive because love burns and chars me,
as a fire, given wood or wind, feels new elation,
it's that he who lays me low is my salvation,
and invigorates the more, the more he scars me. -- Michelangelo Buonarroti
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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. -- Michelangelo Buonarroti
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Self-negation is noble, self-culture is beneficent, self-possession is manly, but to the truly great and inspiring soul they are poor and tame compared to self-abuse. -- Michelangelo Buonarroti
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Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I accomplish. -- Michelangelo Buonarroti
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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. -- Michelangelo Buonarroti
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If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all. -- Michelangelo Buonarroti
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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 Buonarroti
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I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. -- Michelangelo Buonarroti
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The noble heart finds most in starlike eyes. -- Michelangelo Buonarroti
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Beauty is the purgation of superfluities. -- Michelangelo Buonarroti
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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? -- Michelangelo Buonarroti
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The greatest artist does not have any concept
Which a single piece of marble does not itself contain
Within its excess, though only
A hand that obeys the intellect can discover it. -- Michelangelo Buonarroti
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You no longer feel the fear of a change of being and desire ... The course of the hours lays not violent hands upon you ; necessity and chance guide not your steps ... I can hardly write without envy.
Michelangelo on the dead. -- Michelangelo Buonarroti
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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. -- Michelangelo Buonarroti
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I am still learning. -- Michelangelo Buonarroti
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Draw, Antonio; draw, Antonio; draw and don't waste time. -- Michelangelo Buonarroti
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Genius is eternal patience. -- Michelangelo Buonarroti
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A man paints with his brains and not with his hands. -- Michelangelo Buonarroti
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I was never the kind of painter or sculptor who kept a shop. -- Michelangelo Buonarroti
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Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven. -- Michelangelo Buonarroti
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Please don't trouble yourself. God didn't make us to abandon us. -- Michelangelo Buonarroti
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From such a gentle thing,from such a fountain of all delight,my every pain is born ... -- Michelangelo Buonarroti
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Yet I am learning -- Michelangelo Buonarroti
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With few words I shall make thee understand my soul. -- Michelangelo Buonarroti
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Bound to you as the rays are to the sun. -- Michelangelo Buonarroti
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The true work of art
is but a shadow of the divine perfection -- Michelangelo Buonarroti
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Critique by creating. -- Michelangelo Buonarroti
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Why do You Send Fools To judge My Work? -- Michelangelo Buonarroti
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Read the heart and not the letter for the pen cannot draw near the good intent. -- Michelangelo Buonarroti
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Believe it or not, I can actually draw. -- Michelangelo Buonarroti
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If you knew how much work went into it, you wouldn't call it genius. -- Michelangelo Buonarroti
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No thought is born in me that does not bear the image of death. -- Michelangelo Buonarroti