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25 Inspirational Sculpture Quotes, Sayings and Phrases

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Read our famous sculpture quotes and sayings from authors, thinkers, and notable artists, including Michelangelo.

A sculpture is an artistic expression of an abstract idea of artists in the form of a statue, giving it dimensions and meaning.

One of the inspirational sculpture quotes from William Shatner says, ‘ You have to create life. You have to carve it like a sculpture.’

Let our daily living have real depth and beauty like a sculpture, and let’s not waste our lives on worries and sadness.

Let’s dig out our hidden potential and give it meaning, expression and aliveness like a sculpture.

Best Sculpture Quotes and Sayings

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Painting and sculpture help other people to see what a wonderful world we live in.
– Henry Moore

It is a great privilege to be able to work with, and I suppose work off, my feelings through sculpture.
– Louise Bourgeois

Sculpture is like archaeology: You dig in and you find something.
– Georg Baselitz

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

Sculpture is made by taking away, while painting is made by adding.
– Michaelangelo

Sculpture is the essence of things, the essence of nature, that which is perpetually human.
– Wilhelm Lehmbruck

The sculpture is already complete within the marble block, before I start my work. It is already there, I just have to chisel away the superfluous material.
– Michaelangelo

There are men whose manners have the same essential splendor as the simple and awful sculpture on the friezes of the Parthenon, and the remains of the earliest Greek art.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sculpture occupies real space like we do… you walk around it and relate to it almost as another person or another object.
– Chuck Close

I think that any sculpture is a response to its environment. It can be brought to life or put to sleep by the environment.
– Andy Goldsworthy

Sculpture is more than painting. It is greater to raise the dead to life than to create Phantoms that seem to live.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Where did I learn to understand sculpture? In the woods by looking at the trees, along roads by observing the formation of clouds, in the studio by studying the model, everywhere except in the schools.
– Auguste Rodin

Love Sculpture Quotes and Sayings

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

A sculpture is just a painting cut out and stood up somewhere.
– Francois de la Rochefoucauld

It is not hard to understand modern art. If it hangs on a wall it’s a painting, and if you can walk around it it’s a sculpture.
– Tom Stoppard

Painting is so poetic, while sculpture is more logical and scientific and makes you worry about gravity.
– Damien Hirst

Sculpture is not the mere cutting of the form of anything in stone; it is the cutting of the effect of it. Very often the true form, in the marble, would not be in the least like itself.
– John Ruskin

The picture that approaches sculpture nearest Is the best picture.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The art of sculpture is long ago perished to any real effect. It is the game of a rude and youthful people, and not the manly labour of a wise and spiritual nation.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Painting and sculpture are very archaic forms. It’s the only thing left in our industrial society where an individual alone can make something with not just his own hands, but brains, imagination, heart maybe.
– Philip Guston

I really don’t have a theme when I start a sculpture. The rock guides me to the final sculpture. I think that is true for many creative sculpture artists.
– Jimmy Carl Black

I did my sculpture as a painter. I did not work as a sculptor.
– Henri Matisse

Sculpture is what you bump into when you back up to see a painting.
– Barnett Newman

A piece of sculpture can have a hole through it and not be weakened if the hole is of a studied size, shape, and direction.
– Henry Moore

Inspiring Sculpture Quotes and Sayings

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