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I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble.
A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.
Write injuries in dust, benefits in marble.
The sculptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed - it is a process of elimination.
Dear God! how beauty varies in nature and art. In a woman the flesh must be like marble; in a statue the marble must be like flesh.
Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor.
The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.
Life is made up of marble and mud.
The best artist has that thought alone Which is contained within the marble shell; The sculptor's hand can only break the spell To free the figures slumbering in the stone.
The greatest artist has no conception which a single block of white marble does not potentially contain within its mass, but only a hand obedient to the mind can penetrate to this image.
The best of artists has no conception that the marble alone does not contain within itself.
The court is like a palace of marble; it's composed of people very hard and very polished.
Jean de la Bruyere
I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don't need.
There are two kinds of sculptures. There's the kind that subtracts: Michelangelo starts with a block of marble and chips away. And then there is the kind that adds, building with clay, piling it on. The way I write novels is to keep piling on and piling on and piling on.
Jonathan Safran Foer
Being the first woman speaker and breaking the marble ceiling is pretty important. Now it's time to move on.
Life comes before literature, as the material always comes before the work. The hills are full of marble before the world blooms with statues.
Yes, the work comes out more beautiful from a material that resists the process, verse, marble, onyx, or enamel.
Every human being has within him an ideal man, just as every piece of marble contains in a rough state a statue as beautiful as the one that Praxiteles the Greek made of the god Apollo.
You find me at work; excuse the dust on my blouse. I sculpt my marble myself.
I'm the kind of person who would have liked to have lived at the Plaza. I love crystal chandeliers and gold leaf, velvets and mirrors, Oriental rugs and marble.
I think the hardest part of writing is revising. And by that I mean the following: A novelist has to create the piece of marble and then chip away to find the figure in it.
If every year is a marble, how many marbles do you have left? How many sunrises, how many opportunities to rise to the full stature of your being?
Marble is not alike in all countries.
Marcus V. Pollio
A sculptor wields The chisel, and the stricken marble grows To beauty.
William C. Bryant
As I passed along the side walls of Westminster Abbey, I hardly saw any thing but marble monuments of great admirals, but which were all too much loaded with finery and ornaments, to make on me at least, the intended impression.
Karl Philipp Moritz
Poets that lasting marble seek Must come in Latin or in Greek.
The great doctors all got their education off dirt pavements and poverty - not marble floors and foundations.
Martin H. Fischer
A disaster where marble has been substituted for imagination.
Ada Louise Huxtable
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