Statue Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old statue quotes, statue sayings, and statue proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

Michaelangelo

The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue leap from its pedestal and hasten the resurrection of the dead.     

William Lloyd Garrison

Dear God! how beauty varies in nature and art. In a woman the flesh must be like marble; in a statue the marble must be like flesh.     

Victor Hugo

Pay no attention to what the critics say. A statue has never been erected in honor of a critic.     

Jean Sibelius

In building a statue, a sculptor doesn't keep adding clay to his subject. Actually, he keeps chiseling away at the nonessentials until the truth of his creation is revealed without obstruction.     

Bruce Lee

Education without courage is like a wax statue - beautiful to look at but bound to melt at the first touch of a hot stuff.     

Mahatma Gandhi

A garden without its statue is like a sentence without its verb.     

Joseph Beach

What can you learn from a statue? You can learn to stay calm whatever happens!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

When respecting the statue of a venerable person, don't forget to respect the artist too who made that statue!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

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

In judging of a beautiful statue, the aesthetic faculty is absolutely and completely gratified by the splendid curves of those marble lips that are dumb to our complaint, the noble modelling of those limbs that are powerless to help us.     

Oscar Wilde

Society is one vast conspiracy for carving one into the kind of statue likes, and then placing it in the most convenient niche it has.     

Randolph Bourne

Into the statue that breathes, the soul of the sculptor is bidden.     

Richard Realf

Inanimate objects sometimes appear endowed with a strange power of sight. A statue notices, a tower watches, the face of an edifice contemplates.     

Victor Hugo

When the wise man opens his mouth, the beauties of his soul present themselves to the view, like the statues in a temple.     

Pythagoras

A fixed idea is like the iron rod which sculptors put in their statues. It impales and sustains.     

Hippolyte Taine

When I was a boy, we had forty five statues of saints in my house. Ever have ninety eyes looking at you every time you have to go to the bathroom?     

Pat Cooper

Loosen up. Being masculine doesn't mean being a statue. Wrists were made to bend.     

Kenneth Hanes

The artist stands on the human being as a statue does on a pedestal.     

Novalis

One day you're the statue. One day you're the pigeon.     

Diane Sawyer

They showed you a statue and told you to pray / They built you a temple and locked you away / But they never told you the price that you pay / For things that you might have done.     

Billy Joel

As a sculptor sculpts a statue, an educator educates our future generation. Beauty depends on the creator.     

Debashis Mridha

The relationship between critic and writer is similar to the one between the pigeon and the statue.     

Ashwin Sanghi

In times to resist, do not step aside; stay solid like a statue! In times to step aside, do not resist; be flexible like a snake!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

Anybody who tries to change society without examining the family is trying to push a shadow without moving a statue.     

Stefan Molyneux