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Marbles Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Marbles

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I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

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The Parthenon without the marbles is like a smile with a tooth missing.
- Neil Kinnock

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?
- Joy Page

Whether I played marbles, whether I played football or slam anything else,
I wanted to excel.
- Robert Mondavi

 

There are no such things as the Elgin Marbles.
- Melina Mercouri

The more the marbles wastes, the more the statue grows.
- Michelangelo

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.
- Elbert Hubbard

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I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
- Michelangelo

I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don't need.
- Auguste Rodin

A disaster where marble has been substituted for imagination.
- Ada Louise Huxtable

Life comes before literature, as the material always comes before the work.
The hills are full of marble before the world blooms with statues.
- Phillips Brooks

Your work is carved out of agony as a statue is carved out of marble.
- Louise Bogan

Yes, the work comes out more beautiful from a material
that resists the process,
verse, marble, onyx, or enamel.
- Theophile Gautier

I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble.
- Augustus

Life is made up of marble and mud.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

You find me at work; excuse the dust on my blouse.
I sculpt my marble myself.
- Camille Claudel

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.
- Charles Spurgeon

The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every
thought the greatest artist has.
- Michelangelo

The best of artists has no conception that the marble
alone does not contain within itself.
- Michelangelo

Marble is not alike in all countries.
- Marcus V. Pollio

Man cannot remake himself without suffering,
for he is both the marble and the sculptor.
- Alexis Carrel

Poets that lasting marble seek Must come in Latin or in Greek.
- Edmund Waller

The great doctors all got their education off dirt pavements and poverty -
not marble floors and foundations.
- Martin H. Fischer

Being the first woman speaker and breaking the marble
ceiling is pretty important.
Now it's time to move on.
- Nancy Pelosi

What sculpture is to a block of marble,
education is to the soul.
- Joseph Addison

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.
- Michelangelo

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.
- Jose Marti

The court is like a palace of marble;
it's composed of people very hard and very polished.
- Jean de la Bruyere

I think the hardest part of writing is revising.
And by that I mean the following: A novelist has to
create the piece of marble and then chip away to find the figure in it.
- Chaim Potok

A sculptor wields The chisel, and the stricken marble grows To beauty.
- William C. Bryant

As I passed along the side walls of Westminster Abbey,
I hardly saw any thing but marble monuments of great admirals,
but which were all too much loaded with finery and ornaments,
to make on me at least, the intended impression.
- Karl Philipp Moritz

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.
- Michelangelo

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.
- James Irwin

It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak
or write very often about his job.
It releases tension needed for his work.
- Henry Moore

A sculptor is a person who is interested in the shape of things,
a poet in words, a musician by sounds.
- Henry Moore

No person who is not a great sculptor or painter can be an architect.
If he is not a sculptor or painter, he can only be a builder.
- John Ruskin

I use my hands like a sculptor, to mold and shape the sound I want,
to clarify.
- Leonard Slatkin

One can easily tell that the creator of the paintings
in the Sistine Chapel was above all a sculptor.
- Edvard Munch

Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it
is the task of the sculptor to discover it.
- Michelangelo

I want to direct films, because I am a painter and
a sculptor and I've done a lot of writing.
- Xander Berkeley

An actor is a sculptor who carves in snow.
- Lawrence Barrett

Cutting into color reminds me of the sculptor's direct carving.
- Henri Matisse

I like to think of myself as kind of a sculptor,
only I sculpt people.
- Kathleen Quinlan

The Greek sculptor - I don't think he was very different from any of us.
- Michael Tippett

I think I understand something about space.
I think the job of a sculptor is spatial as much as it is to do with form.
- Anish Kapoor

With a painter or a sculptor, one cannot begin to alter his works,
but an architect has to put up with anything,
because he makes utility objects - the building is there to be used,
and times change.
- Arne Jacobsen

The project which we developed, however,
was for a sound piece and I was initially curious that
a sculptor should be interested in working with a musician,
especially on a project for radio.
- Gavin Bryars

If the world would only build temples to Machinery
in the abstract then everything would be perfect.
The painter and sculptor would have plenty to do,
and could, in complete peace and suitably honored,
pursue their trade without further trouble.
- Wyndham Lewis

So what we have tried to do in our later buildings
is to try to be completely consistent,
as a painter is consistent or as a sculptor is consistent.
Architecture also must be very consistent.
- Minoru Yamasaki

And the sculptor woman was so clever in the way she did it.
She had the beret just about to leave my hand.
So it's attached to this finger and that's what will keep it there.
And I'm looking up at it, so there's no question but
that that beret is going to fly.
- Mary Tyler Moore

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

To err is human, to forgive divine.
- Alexander Pope

Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also.
- Carl Jung

Freedom is not worth having if it
does not connote freedom to err.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older,
I begin each day with coffee and obituaries.
- Bill Cosby

It is a mistake to look too far ahead.
Only one link in the chain of destiny
can be handled at a time.
- Winston Churchill

It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom.
It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest
might weaken and the wisest might err.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The biggest mistake we could ever make in our lives
is to think we work for anybody but ourselves.
- Brian Tracy

He who never made a mistake,
never made a discovery.
- Samuel Smiles

I claim to be a simple individual liable
to err like any other fellow mortal.
I own, however, that I have humility enough
to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Anyone who has never made a mistake,
has never tried anything new.
- Albert Einstein

Guilt says I've done something wrong;
... shame says there is something wrong with me.
Guilt says I've made a mistake;
... shame says I am a mistake.
Guilt says what did was not good;
... shame says I am no good.
- John Bradshaw

A person who never made a mistake
never tried anything new.
- Albert Einstein

Starting out to make money is the greatest mistake in life.
Do what you feel you have a flair for doing,
and if you are good enough at it, the money will come.
- Greer Garson

Many people mistake our work for our vocation.
Our vocation is the love of Jesus.
- Mother Teresa

Do not make the mistake of treating your dogs like
humans or they will treat you like dogs.
- Martha Scott

When I find myself in the company of scientists,
I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake
into a room full of dukes.
- W. H. Auden

Exclusiveness in a garden is a mistake as great as it is in society.
- Alfred Austin

Never get married in college; it's hard to get a start
if a prospective employer finds you've already made one mistake.
- Elbert Hubbard

Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming
that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak,
men mistook magic for medicine; now,
when science is strong and religion weak,
men mistake medicine for magic.
- Thomas Szasz


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