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A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
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.
Your gifts lie in the place where your values, passions and strengths meet. Discovering that place is the first step toward sculpting your masterpiece, Your Life.
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
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.
To know each other is the best way to understand each other. To understand each other is the only way to love each other.
I created a vision of David in my mind and simply carved away everything that was not David.
Do not fret, for God did not create us to abandon us.
If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all.
Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.
Perfection is no small thing, but it is made up of small things.
The idea is there locked inside. All you have to do is remove the excess stone.
Your greatness is measured by your horizons.
The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
Only God creates. The rest of us just copy.
So take care of your life and take notice and be observant, for the number of widows is always far greater than the number of widowers.
The greatest risk to man is not that he aims to high and misses, but that he aims to low and hits.
Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come.
Gazing on beautiful things acts on my soul.
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?
No great work of art is ever finished.
Sculpture is made by taking away, while painting is made by adding.
Genius is eternal patience.
He who follows another will never overtake him
When I am shooting a film I never think of how I want to shoot something; I simply shoot it.
The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.
There is no greater harm than that of time wasted.
Beauty depends on purpose. It is in the elements best suited to their purpose or aim that beauty shines forth most strongly.
Lord, make me see thy glory in every place.
If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master.
If you knew how much work went into it, you wouldn't call it genius.
I have never felt salvation in nature. I love cities above all.
As you give out, so shall you receive.
Do you know that women who are chaste remain much fresher than those who are not?
I couldn't give you something mediocre even if that's all you asked for.
An artist does his most difficult work when he steps back from the blank canvas and thinks about what he is going to create.
A film that can be described in words is not really a film.
Draw, Antonio; draw, Antonio; draw and don’t waste time.
An artist must have his measuring tools not in the hand, but in the eye.
I serve for the love of God and in Him have all my hope.
Love is a beautiful image Imagined or seen within the heart, The friend of virtue and gentility.
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.
Art is a jealous thing; it requires the whole and entire man.
I already have a wife who is too much for me.. she is my art, and my works are my children.
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.
A man who renounces something is also a man who believes in something.
The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one's self, and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course.
A scene has to have a rhythm of its own, a structure of its own.
Often to understand, we have to look into emptiness.
Lord free me of myself, so I can please you!