Michelangelo

In every block of marble I see a statue as plain as though it stood before me, shaped and perfect in attitude and action. I have only to hew away the rough walls that imprison the lovely apparition to reveal it to the other eyes as mine see it. - Michelangelo

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. - Michelangelo

I live and love in God's peculiar light. - Michelangelo

A man paints with his brains and not with his hands. - Michelangelo

A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it. - Michelangelo

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. - Michelangelo