I am a poor man and of little worth, who is laboring in that art that God has given me in order to extend my life as long as possible.
A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all.
I am still learning.
Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven.
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.
My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be through Earth's loveliness.
Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.
The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
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