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best quotes about statues

A trip to Sala Keo Kou Statue Park in Nong Khai, Thailand, set me off on a search for quotes about statues. That search surprised me, because I hadn’t realized how many statue quotes existed. Some high-minded and noteworthy ones among them. Thereupon, here are my pick of the best quotes about statues.

Quotes About Statues

‘I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.’ – Michelangelo

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

‘He once begged alms of a statue, and, when asked why he did so, replied, “To get practice in being refused.’ – Diogenes of Sinope

‘Into the statue that breathes, the soul of the sculptor is bidden.’ – Richard Realf

‘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

‘Statues to great men are made of the stones thrown at them in their lifetime.’ – Jean Cocteau

‘You have to create your life. You have to carve it, like a sculpture.’ – William Shatner

‘Your life is a sculpture, every day chip away.’ – J.R. Rim

Funny Quotes About Statues

‘I have a wonderful make-up crew. They’re the same people restoring the Statue of Liberty.’ – Bob Hope

‘Accept that some days you’re the pigeon, and some days you’re the statue.’ – Unknown

‘The last time I was inside a woman was when I went to the Statue of Liberty.’ – Woody Allen

Feel free to chisel your favorite statue quotes into the comment box below.

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