Michelangelo Quotes (56 quotes)
As quoted in Character Sketches : Or, The Blackboard Mirror (1890) by George Augustus Lofton, p. 432.
As quoted in In Our Time : The Artist, BBC Radio 4 (28 March 2002).
“If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.”
As quoted in Happiness Is Everything! (2000) by Chris Crawford, p. 38, and in The Blessing of Work ( 6 March 2005) by David E. Sorensen
On the paintings in the Sistine Chapel, as quoted in Speeches & Presentations Unzipped (2007) by Lori Rozakis, p. 71.
“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.”
Sonnet addressed to Vittoria Colonna; tr. Mrs. Henry Roscoe (Maria Fletcher Roscoe), Vittoria Colonna: Her Life and Poems (1868), p. 169.
“[On completing the Sistine chapel ceiling:] I've finished that chapel I was painting. The Pope is quite satisfied.”
Letter to his father, October 1512
“Every beauty which is seen here below by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come...”
From sonnet "Veggio nel tuo bel viso, Signor mio"
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsMichelangelo
Born: March 6, 1475
Died: February 18, 1564 (aged 88)
Bio: Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, commonly known as Michelangelo, was an Italian Renaissance sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art.