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Michelangelo Buonarroti Quotes: "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?"

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 Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all."

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



Michelangelo Buonarroti Quotes: "Critique by creating."

Critique by creating.




Michelangelo Buonarroti Quotes: "If you knew how much work went into it, you wouldn't call it genius."

If you knew how much work went into it, you wouldn't call it genius.



Michelangelo Buonarroti Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "The greatest artist does not have any conceptWhich a single piece of marble does not itself containWithin its excess, though onlyA hand that obeys the intellect can discover it."

The greatest artist does not have any conceptWhich a single piece of marble does not itself containWithin its excess, though onlyA hand that obeys the intellect can discover it.




Michelangelo Buonarroti Quotes: "Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle."

Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.



Michelangelo Buonarroti Quotes: "As when, O lady mine, With chiselled touchThe stone unhewn and coldBecomes a living mould, The more the marble wastes, The more the statue grows."

As when, O lady mine, With chiselled touchThe stone unhewn and coldBecomes a living mould, The more the marble wastes, The more the statue grows.



Michelangelo Buonarroti Quotes: "AS YOU GIVE OUT SO SHALL YOU RECEIVE."

AS YOU GIVE OUT SO SHALL YOU RECEIVE.



Michelangelo Buonarroti Quotes: "Beauty is the purgation of superfluities."

Beauty is the purgation of superfluities.



Michelangelo Buonarroti Quotes: "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."

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.