Michelangelo was a celebrated Italian architect, sculptor, poet of High Renaissance and painter. Born in the Republic of Florence, Michelangelo did his utmost to leave an unequalled impact on the Western art. He is considered as one of the greatest artists of all time. He was never inclined towards schooling and concentrated more on painting. His best-known works include ‘The Pieta’ and ‘David’. He is also considered as a contender for the title of ‘The Archetypal Renaissance Man’ due to his versatility in his chosen field. Here is a compilation of thoughts, quotes and sayings by Michelangelo which have been curated from his works and life. We bring to you the famous quotes and sayings by Michelangelo which he expressed through his paintings, sculptures and works.
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.
Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.
The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
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.