Genius is eternal patience.
A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.
Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.
Beauty is the purgation of superfluities.
Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.