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Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble.
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
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.
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?
You find me at work; excuse the dust on my blouse. I sculpt my marble myself.
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.
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.
Write injuries in dust, 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.
Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor.
Your work is carved out of agony as a statue is carved out of marble.
I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.
I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don't need.
Being the first woman speaker and breaking the marble ceiling is pretty important. Now it's time to move on.
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.
'Wayne of Gotham' is very much a father-and-son exploration. We've always seen Thomas Wayne through the years as this figure carved in marble; this perfect man. The only thing we really know about is that he died in that alley outside of a theater. But every son has to confront the reality of his father at some point in his life.
The Earth reminded us of a Christmas tree ornament hanging in the blackness of space. As we got farther and farther away it diminished in size. Finally it shrank to the size of a marble, the most beautiful marble you can imagine.
The best of artists has no conception that the marble alone does not contain within itself.
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.
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
A sculptor wields The chisel, and the stricken marble grows To beauty.
William C. Bryant
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.
In judging of a beautiful statue, the aesthetic faculty is absolutely and completely gratified by the splendid curves of those marble lips that are dumb to our complaint, the noble modelling of those limbs that are powerless to help us.
A disaster where marble has been substituted for imagination.
Ada Louise Huxtable
The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.
C. S. Lewis
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Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.
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