An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





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


Michelangelo Buonarroti


Every young sculptor seems to think that he must give the world some specimen of indecorous womanhood, and call it Eve, Venus, a Nymph, or any name that may apologize for a lack of decent clothing.


Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864, American novelist, short story writer)


I sometimes wonder if the hand is not more sensitive to the beauties of sculpture than the eye. I should think the wonderful rhythmical flow of lines and curves could be more subtly felt than seen. Be this as it may, I know that I can feel the heart-throbs of the ancient Greeks in their marble gods and goddesses.


Helen Keller (1880-1968, American blind/deaf author, lecturer, amorist)


Sculpture is the art of the intelligence.


Pablo Picasso (1881-1973, Spanish artist)


Sculpture is the best comment that a painter can make on painting.


Pablo Picasso (1881-1973, Spanish artist)


The jargon of these sculptors is beyond me. I do not know precisely why I admire a green granite female, apparently pregnant monster with one eye going around a square corner.


Ezra Pound (1885-1972, American poet, critic)


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