56 Sculpture Quotes : Sculpt Sayings In Life

These sculpture quotes will inspire you. The sculpture is the action or art of processing (as by carving, modeling, or welding) plastic or hard materials into works of art.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging sculpture quotes, sculpture sayings, and sculpture proverbs.

Best Sculpture Quotes

  1. “The weaker we feel, the harder we lean. And the harder we lean, the stronger we grow spiritually, even while our bodies waste away.” ~ J. I. Packer
  2. “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” ~ Michelangelo
  3. “Sculpture is the art of the hole and the lump.” ~ Auguste Rodin
  4. “Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is sculpted into something.” ~ Frank Zappa

  5. “What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the human soul.” ~ Joseph Addison
  6. “Painting is so poetic, while sculpture is more logical and scientific and makes you worry about gravity.” ~ Damien Hirst
  7. “You are the masterpiece of your own life. You are the Michelangelo of your own life. The David you are sculpturing is you (Dr. Joe Vitale)” ~ Rhonda Byrne
  8. “The weaker we feel, the harder we lean on God. And the harder we lean the stronger we grow.” ~ Joni Eareckson Tada

  9. “Sculpture occupies real space like we do… you walk around it and relate to it almost as another person or another object.” ~ Chuck Close
  10. “A great sculpture can roll down a hill without breaking.” ~ Michelangelo
  11. “A fool-proof method for sculpting an elephant: first, get a huge block of marble; then you chip away everything that doesn’t look like an elephant.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  12. “Your gifts lie in the place where your values, passions, and strengths meet. Discovering that place is the first step toward sculpting your masterpiece, Your Life.” ~ Michelangelo

  13. “Sculpture is the best comment that a painter can make on painting.” ~ Pablo Picasso
  14. “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 , Marbel sculpture quotes
  15. “You are the Michelangelo of your own life. The David you are sculpting is you.” ~ Joe Vitale
  16. “Sculpture is what you bump into when you back up to see a painting.” ~ Barnett Newman

  17. “I liked sculpting better than painting. You have more freedom in sculpting.” ~ Anthony Quinn
  18. “For me, the most interesting characters are outwardly static, but inwardly charged by an overriding passion.” ~ Andrei Tarkovsky
  19. “Can the plural possessive express the feelings in your heart? If you don’t learn art now, you will never learn to breathe!” ~ Laurie Halse Anderson
  20. “Good painting is the kind that looks like sculpture.” ~ Michelangelo

  21. “Practice any art, music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage, no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what’s inside you, to make your soul grow.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut
  22. “I consider space to be a material. The articulation of space has come to take precedence over other concerns. I attempt to use sculptural form to make space distinct.” ~ Richard Serra
  23. “I have created nothing really beautiful, really lasting, but if I can inspire one of these youngsters to develop the talent I know they possess, then my monument will be in their work.” ~ Augusta Savage
  24. “Arts is like the power of now. When you’re performing, when you’re playing, when you’re sculpting, painting, it’s that moment. I’m in the moment of my life, and that’s what I love to do.” ~ Herb Alpert

  25. “Decide in your heart of hearts what really excites and challenges you, and start moving your life in that direction. Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow, and the day after that. Look at who you want to be, and start sculpting yourself into that person. You may not get exactly where you thought you’d be, but you will be doing things that suit you in a profession you believe in. Don’t let life randomly kick you into the adult you don’t want to become.” ~ Chris Hadfield
  26. “When I’m sculpting, I work with wood and clay, and though some say that an image is already in the material and the sculptor just has to discover it, I also believe you have an image in your head that you’re trying to get to. So you’re in a dialogue with the piece, a back-and-forth.” ~ Julie Taymor , Clay sculpture quotes
  27. “Ballet is pure and demands that you serve something larger than yourself, whether it be beauty or art, or a combination of both. It requires discipline, taking care of yourself, taking care of your own body first. Then it allows you to give of that beauty, the beauty that you acquire by sculpting your own body all your life.” ~ Peter Martins
  28. “I enjoy doing digital work. I enjoy sculpting digitally. I’ve had my digital sculptures on covers of the top digital magazines.” ~ Rick Baker

  29. “When sculpting the human figure in stone it is necessary to draw the whole form out of the content of the head.” ~ Rudolf Steiner
  30. “He earned his love through discipline, a thundering velvet hand, his gentle means of sculpting souls took me years to understand.” ~ Dan Fogelberg
  31. “The animators bring their own spontaneity to it as well, because when they do a take of a shot it really is like just one continuous activity for them. They launch into it and do it, and they’re not even quite sure how it’s going to turn out when they’re doing it. They’re sort-of sculpting their way through a scene and trying to make this inanimate object alive.” ~ Wes Anderson
  32. “Well, as a visual artist working with the phenomenon of cinema, the grammar of cinema, [making a feature] was bound to happen. Everything I do is like sculpting with image and sound.” ~ Nicolas Provost

  33. “You want to become aware of your thoughts, you want to choose your thoughts carefully and you want to have fun with this, because you are the masterpiece of your own life. You are the Michelangelo of your own life. The David that you are sculpting is you. And you do it with your thoughts.” ~ Joe Vitale
  34. “I am very sensitive to all form of music, painting, sculpting, dancing, and I love cinema also. For example if I look at the work of the dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, who happens to be a friend of mine, everything he does is inspiring to me.” ~ Philippe Petit
  35. “I was not born into the world of the stuntman and the daredevil; I was born into the world of theater and writing and sculpting and classical music.” ~ Philippe Petit
  36. “I’ve always been creating my whole life, you know. I’ve just had a need to create, whether it was sculpting or writing or directing. It’s just ever since I was a kid, I don’t know.” ~ Dan Fogler

  37. “From music and dance to painting and sculpting, the arts allow us to explore new worlds and to view life from another perspective. They also encourage individuals to sharpen their skills and to nurture their imagination and intellect.” ~ George W. Bush
  38. “Unlike all the other art forms, film is able to seize and render the passage of time, to stop it, almost to possess it in infinity. I’d say that film is the sculpting of time.” ~ Andrei Tarkovsky
  39. “Editing feels almost like sculpting or a form of continuing the writing process.” ~ Sydney Pollack
  40. “God uses chronic pain and weakness, along with other afflictions, as his chisel for sculpting our lives. Felt weakness deepens dependence on Christ for strength each day. The weaker we feel, the harder we lean. And the harder we lean, the stronger we grow spiritually, even while our bodies waste away. To live with your ‘thorn’ uncomplainingly — that is, sweet, patient, and free in heart to love and help others, even though every day you feel weak — is true sanctification. It is true healing for the spirit. It is a supreme victory of grace.” ~ J. I. Packer , God sculpture quotes
  41. “I love the creation of these things — I love the sculpting, I love the coloring. Half the joy is fabricating the world, the creatures.” ~ Guillermo del Toro

  42. “When you consider what you would love to accomplish in your life but feel ill-prepared to bring it about, picture the eighty-nine Michelangelo living five centuries ago, painting, sculpting, and writing. Imagine he is telling you that you can create whatever you desire, and the great danger is not in having too much hope, but in reaching what you have perceived as hopeless.” ~ Wayne Dyer
  43. “I studied painting and sculpting at school and became an actress by mistake …. I’ve had many lovers and still have romances. I am very spoiled. All my life, I’ve had too many admirers.” ~ Gina Lollobrigida
  44. “Why would anyone even bring up the issue (of the statues) in a country where there are more than 10 state-owned institutions that teach sculpting and more than 20 others that teach the history of art?” ~ Gamal El-Ghitani

  45. “We now know that the way to help a child develop optimally is to help create connections in her brain—her whole brain—that develop skills that lead to better relationships, better mental health, and more meaningful lives. You could call it brain sculpting, or brain nourishing, or brain building. Whatever phrase you prefer, the point is crucial, and thrilling: as a result of the words we use and the actions we take, children’s brains will actually change, and be built, as they undergo new experiences.” ~ Daniel J. Siegel
  46. “There are many things worth telling that are not quite narrative. And eternity itself possesses no beginning, middle or end. Fossils, arrowheads, castle ruins, empty crosses: from the Parthenon to the Bo Tree to a grown man’s or woman’s old stuffed bear, what moves us about many objects is not what remains but what has vanished. There comes a time, thanks to rivers, when a few beautiful old teeth are all that remain of the two-hundred-foot spires of life we call trees. There comes a river, whose current is time, that does a similar sculpting in the mind.” ~ David James Duncan
  47. “God uses chronic pain and weakness, along with other afflictions, as his chisel for sculpting our lives.” ~ J. I. Packer

  48. “Photography suits the temper of this age – of active bodies and minds. It is a perfect medium for one whose mind is teeming with ideas, imagery, for a prolific worker who would be slowed down by painting or sculpting, for one who sees quickly and acts decisively, accurately.” ~ Edward Weston
  49. “Why not spend that time on art: painting, sculpting, charcoal, pastel, oils? Are words or numbers more important than images? Who decides this? Does algebra move you to tears? Can plural possessives express the feelings in your heart? If you don’t learn art now, you will never learn to breathe!” ~ Laurie Halse Anderson
  50. “A closed mouth gathers no foot.
    A conclusion is simply the place where someone got tired of thinking.
    A fool-proof method for sculpting an elephant: first, get a huge block of marble; then you chip away everything that doesn’t look like an elephant.” ~ David Gries
  51. “The reason why research is like sculpting from memory is that in neither is there a concrete visible subject to copy directly. The subject – as sculptors themselves are fond of saying – is hidden in the block of material.” ~ Jacques Barzun
  52. “I recently took up ice sculpting. Last night I made an ice cube. This morning I made 12, I was prolific.” ~ Mitch Hedberg

  53. “The use of electronics is a natural extension of the instrument – it is an electric guitar. So we guitarists have been plugging into something since 1931, and we are not about to stop now. Current advances in technology means we can have a huge array of sounds at our fingertips, and this offers amazing possibilities to the contemporary composer. It is always a guitar (I don’t play synthesizer) but it becomes something else all together – more like sculpting sound in real time using metal wires, 5 fingers and a pick.” ~ Tim Brady
  54. “Motherhood is a hallowed place because children aren’t commonplace. Co-laboring over the sculpting of souls is a sacred vocation, a humbling privilege. Never forget.” ~ Ann Voskamp

  55. “I do sculpting sometimes when I have the time, and the first thing I sculpted was a bust of [Albert] Einstein. It still sits on my table and still inspires me. He was a person who triggered my imagination and my ideas.” ~ Vandana Shiva
  56. “For a while, I just thought that I wanted to be an illustrator because that’s all I wanted to do. I also did some sculpting. It was always very artsy and very feminine, everything that I did.” ~ Jason Wu

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