Sunday, January 15, 2006

destined art

The sculptor, Michelangelo, was once asked how it was that he could create such beautiful works. "It's very simple," he answered. "When I look at a block of marble, I see the sculpture inside it. All I have to do is remove what doesn't belong." The master says: "There is a work of art each of us was destined to create. That is the central point of our life, and -- no matter how we try to deceive ourselves -- we know how important it is to our happiness. Usually, that work of art is covered by years of fears, guilt and indecision. But, if we decide to remove those things that do not belong, if we have no doubt as to our capability, we are capable of going forward with the mission that is our destiny. That is the only way to live with honor." Maktoob, Paulo Coelho


3 comments:

Roba said...

:) Wonderful quote. The artwork is so inreresting... Where is that? Do you like Coelho?

super.devoika said...

hey roba... the sculpture is infront one of the university of edinburgh buildings in "King's Buildings" complex.... as for Coelho... i like him... and i like him not... =)

Wael Attili said...

You reminded me of Dr. Ali Al Ghoul... He told me this story about Michelangelo...