Life is made up of marble and mud.
Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble.
The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
The work of art is already within the block of marble. I just chop off whatever isn't needed.
Then marble, soften'd into life, grew warm.
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.
We are each given a block of marble when we begin a lifetime, and the tools to shape it into sculpture... We can drag it behind us untouched, we can pound it into gravel, we can shape it into glory.
The best of artists has no conception that the marble alone does not contain within itself.
Dear God! how beauty varies in nature and art.
Forget thyself to marble.
The secret of architectural excellence is to translate the proportions of a dachshund into bricks, mortar and marble.
Marble, I perceive, covers a multitude of sins.
The Parthenon without the marbles is like a smile with a tooth missing.
Keeping up the appearance of having all your marbles is hard work, but important.
One should always dress like a marble column.
Carve your name on hearts, not on marble
In every block of marble I see a statue as plain as though it stood before me, shaped and perfect in attitude and action. I have only to hew away the rough walls that imprison the lovely apparition to reveal it to the other eyes as mine see it.
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 human soul.
Much rain wears the marble.
A sculptor wields The chisel, and the stricken marble grows To beauty.
On the other side of the handrail, the hallway's gray marble floor looks as if we've climbed a stairway through the clouds.
Tears harden lust, though marble wear with raining.
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