Lord grant that I might always desire more than I can accomplish.
The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
The art of creation lies in the gift of perceiving the particular and generalizing it, thus creating the particular again. It is therefore a powerful transforming force and a generator of creative solutions in relation to a given problem. It is the curren
The monopoly capitalists even while employing purely empirical methods weave around art a complicated web which converts it into a willing tool. The superstructure of society ordains the type of art in which the artist has to be educated. Rebels are s
The stone unhewn and cold Becomes a living mould, The more the marble wastes The more the statue grows.
If people only knew how hard I work to gain my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all.
What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful that the garment with which it is clothed
Heaven-born, the soul a heavenward course must hold beyond the world she soars the wise man, I affirm, can find no rest in that which perishes, nor will he lend his heart to ought that doth time depend.
If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master.
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.
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
The greatest artist does not have any conceptWhich a single piece of marble does not itself containWithin its excess, though onlyA hand that obeys the intellect can discover it.
No thought is born in me that does not bear the image of death.
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.
Genius is eternal patience.