I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.
Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.
Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.
Genius is eternal patience.
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.
A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.
It is necessary to keep one’s compass in one’s eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.