Lord, grant that I might always desire more than I can accomplish.
Many believe - and I believe - that I have been designated for this work by God. In spite of my old age, I do not want to give it up; I work out of love for God and I put all my hope in Him.
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.
The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.
Good painting is the kind that looks like sculpture.
I am still learning.
Genius is eternal patience.
Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.
My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be through Earth's loveliness.
I am a poor man and of little worth, who is laboring in that art that God has given me in order to extend my life as long as possible.
Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.
Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.
Carving is easy, you just go down to the skin and stop.
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