Heroes and scholars represent the opposite extremes... The scholar struggles for the benefit of all humanity, sometimes to reduce physical effort, sometimes to reduce pain, and sometimes to postpone death, or at least render it more bearable. In contrast, the patriot sacrifices a rather substantial part of humanity for the sake of his own prestige. His statue is always erected on a pedestal of ruins and corpses... In contrast, all humanity crowns a scholar, love forms the pedestal of his statues, and his triumphs defy the desecration of time and the judgment of history.
For the most part, we are the determinate factor for the consequences of our life. The belief others should add importance and statute to our life is infantile and a sign of weakness. The strong create meaning and purpose for themselves.
Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.
The sculptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed - it is a process of elimination.
Pete Rose may not make the Hall of Fame, but a statue of him is going to be erected outside the Cincinnati Reds ballpark.
I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.
I've got a statue of St. Francis in my front yard, and I'm not even a practicing Catholic.
The statue of Freedom has not been cast yet, the furnace is hot, we can all still burn our fingers.
My statue at Ole Miss is a false idol. And it wasn't put there for my benefit. It was put there for Ole Miss and Mississippi.
There's a statue of Jimmy Stewart in the Hollywood Wax Museum, and the statue talks better than he does.
The more the marbles wastes, the more the statue grows.
I grew up in New Jersey and never went up the Statue of Liberty.
You have to accept the fact that sometimes you are the pigeon, and sometimes you are the statue.
The relationship between critic and writer is similar to the one between the pigeon and the statue.
I have a statue of Superman. It's actually a big one... It's a collectible statue of Superman, which the DC guys very kindly gave to me. So that's a little prized possession of mine.
The real sustains the same relation to the ideal that a stone does to a statue - or that paint does to a painting. Realism degrades and impoverishes.
My attitude is, a monument, a statue, ought to signify unity instead of division.