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I was never the kind of painter or sculptor who kept a shop. — 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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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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No thought is born in me that does not bear the image of death. — Michelangelo Buonarroti

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With few words I shall make thee understand my soul. — 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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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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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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Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven. — 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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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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Believe it or not, I can actually draw. — 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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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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Genius is eternal patience. — Michelangelo Buonarroti

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Draw, Antonio; draw, Antonio; draw and don't waste time. — Michelangelo Buonarroti

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I am still learning. — Michelangelo Buonarroti

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Yet I am learning — 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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The noble heart finds most in starlike eyes. — Michelangelo Buonarroti

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A man paints with his brains and not with his hands. — Michelangelo Buonarroti

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Critique by creating. — 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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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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From such a gentle thing,from such a fountain of all delight,my every pain is born ... — Michelangelo Buonarroti

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Beauty is the purgation of superfluities. — 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 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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But if it so happens ... a work ... under pain of otherwise becoming shameful or false, requires fantasy ... [and that] certain limbs or elements of a figure are altered by borrowing from other species, for example transforming into a dolphin the hinder end of a griffon or a stag ... these alterations will be excellent and the substitution, however unreal it may seem, deserves to be declared a fine invention in the genre of the monstrous.
When a painter introduces into this kind of work of art chimerae and other imaginary beings in order to divert and entertain the senses and also to captivate the eyes of mortals who long to see unclassified and impossible things, he shows himself more respectful of reason than if he produced the usual figures of men or of animals. — Michelangelo Buonarroti

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Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I accomplish. — Michelangelo Buonarroti

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Why do You Send Fools To judge My Work? — 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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Patience is eternal genius — Michelangelo Buonarroti

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Bound to you as the rays are to the sun. — 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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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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O night, O sweetest time, though black of hue,
with peace you force all the restless work to end;
those who exalt you see and understand,
and he is sound of mind who honours you.
You cut the thread of tired thoughts, for so
you offer calm in your moist shade; you send
to this low sphere the dreams where we ascend
up to the highest, where I long to go.
Shadow of death that brings to quiet close
all miseries that plague the heart and soul,
for those in pain the last and best of cures;
you heal the flesh of its infirmities,
dry and our tears and shut away our toil,
and free the good from wrath and fretting cares. — 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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AS YOU GIVE OUT SO SHALL YOU RECEIVE. — Michelangelo Buonarroti