Quotes by marble

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  • Charles Haddon Spurgeon
    Charles Haddon Spurgeon
    English Baptist preacher 1834-1892
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    A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you, and were helped by you, will remember you when forget-me-nots are withered. Carve your name on hearts, and not on marble
  • Bayard Taylor
    Bayard Taylor
    American poet, travel author, and diplomat 1825-1878
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    'Really,' thought I, 'we call Baltimore the 'Monumental City' for its two marble columns, and here is Edinburg with one at every street-corner!'
  • Ada Louise Huxtable
    Ada Louise Huxtable
    American architecture critic and writer 1921-2013
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    A disaster where marble has been substituted for imagination.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    Every man is the builder of a temple, called his body, to the god he worships, after a style purely his own, nor can he get off by hammering marble instead. We are all sculptors and painters, and our material is our own flesh and blood and bones.
  • Bernard Berenson
    Bernard Berenson
    American art historian 1865-1959
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    German is of stone, limestone, pudding stone, marble, granite even, and so to a considerable degree is English, whereas French is bronze and gives out a metallic resonance with tones that neither German nor English tolerate.
  • I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don't need.
  • Auguste Rodin
    Auguste Rodin
    French sculptor 1840-1917
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    I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don't need. [when asked how he managed to make his remarkable statues.]
  • Augustus
    Augustus
    Roman emperor 63BC-14AD
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    I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble.
  • Michelangelo
    Michelangelo
    Italian sculptor, painter and poet 1475-1564
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    I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
  • Brunello Cucinelli
    Brunello Cucinelli
    Italian designer and businessman
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    In my office, I have a very beautiful marble bust of Seneca. I always have my eye on him when I'm taking phone calls. He's one of the many philosophers I've always read and admired.
  • Benito Mussolini
    Benito Mussolini
    Italian politician and journalist 1883-1945
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    Lenin is an artist who has worked men, as other artists have worked marble or metals. But men are harder than stone and less malleable than iron. There is no masterpiece. The artist has failed. The task was superior to his capacities.
    Source: Popolo dItalia (14 July 1920) The Artificer and the Material, quoted in Mussolini in the Making (1938) by Gaudens Megaro, p. 326
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
    Nathaniel Hawthorne
    American short story writer 1804-1864
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    Life is made up of marble and mud.
  • Alexis Carrel
    Alexis Carrel
    French surgeon and biologist 1873-1944
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    Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
    Aldous Huxley
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    Silence is as full of potential wisdom and wit as the unshown marble of great sculpture.
  • Jean de la Bruyère
    Jean de la Bruyère
    French writer 1645-1696
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    The court is like a palace of marble; it's composed of people very hard and very polished.
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