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  • Michelangelo
    Michelangelo
    Italian sculptor, painter and poet 1475-1564
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    A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
  • Michelangelo
    Michelangelo
    Italian sculptor, painter and poet 1475-1564
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    Beauty is the purgation of superfluities.
  • Few have heard of Fra Luca Parioli, the inventor of double entry bookkeeping; but he has probably had much more influence on human life than has Dante or Michelangelo.
  • Michelangelo
    Michelangelo
    Italian sculptor, painter and poet 1475-1564
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    Genius is eternal patience.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    I believe in Michelangelo, Velasquez, and Rembrandt; in the might of design, the mystery of color, the redemption of all things by Beauty everlasting, and the message of Art that has made these hands blessed. Amen. Amen.
  • Michelangelo
    Michelangelo
    Italian sculptor, painter and poet 1475-1564
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    I have never felt salvation in nature. I love cities above all.
  • 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.
  • Martin Luther King
    Martin Luther King
    American preacher 1929-1968
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    If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
  • Michelangelo
    Michelangelo
    Italian sculptor, painter and poet 1475-1564
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    If people only knew how hard I work to gain my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all.
  • Willem De Kooning
    Willem De Kooning
    Dutch abstract expressionist artist and painter 1904-1997
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    In art, one idea is as good as another. If one takes the idea of trembling, for instance, all of a sudden most art starts to tremble. Michelangelo starts to tremble. El Greco starts to tremble. All the Impressionists start to tremble.
  • T. S. Eliot
    T. S. Eliot
    British essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic 1888-1965
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    In the room the women come and go talking of Michelangelo.
  • Michelangelo
    Michelangelo
    Italian sculptor, painter and poet 1475-1564
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    It is well with me only when I have a chisel in my hand.
  • Michelangelo
    Michelangelo
    Italian sculptor, painter and poet 1475-1564
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    Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    Oil painting and color, said Michelangelo, are for women and the lazy. His sharp-edged Apollonian style is the only way to beat back mother nature.
    Source: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990)
  • Michelangelo
    Michelangelo
    Italian sculptor, painter and poet 1475-1564
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    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.
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