Quotes by Michelangelo

Hollywood is like being nowhere and talking to nobody about nothing.
– Michelangelo
A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.
– Michelangelo
A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
– Michelangelo
After four tortured years, more than 400 over life-sized figures, I felt as old and as weary as Jeremiah. I was only 37, yet friends did not recognize the old man I had become.
– Michelangelo
Already at 16, my mind was a battlefield: my love of pagan beauty, the male nude, at war with my religious faith. A polarity of themes and forms - one spiritual, the other earthly.
– Michelangelo
Beauty is the purgation of superfluities.
– Michelangelo
Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven.
– Michelangelo
Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
– Michelangelo
Genius is eternal patience.
– Michelangelo
Good painting is the kind that looks like sculpture.
– Michelangelo
His hope is treacherous only whose love dies with beauty, which is varying every hour, bit, in chaste hearts uninfluenced by the power of outward change, there blooms a deathless flower, that breathes on earth the air of paradise.
– Michelangelo
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.
– Michelangelo
I am still learning.
– Michelangelo
I cannot live under pressures from patrons, let alone paint.
– Michelangelo
I feast on wine and bread, and feasts they are.
– Michelangelo
I live and love in God's peculiar light.
– Michelangelo
I live in sin, to kill myself I live; no longer my life my own, but sin's; my good is given to me by heaven, my evil by myself, by my free will, of which I am deprived.
– Michelangelo
I saw the angel in the marble and I carved until I set him free.
– Michelangelo
If in my youth I had realized that the sustaining splendour of beauty of with which I was in love would one day flood back into my heart, there to ignite a flame that would torture me without end, how gladly would I have put out the light in my eyes.
– Michelangelo
If it be true that any beautiful thing raises the pure and just desire of man from earth to God, the eternal fount of all, such I believe my love.
– Michelangelo