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The Topolinos had taught him to work the stone with friendliness, to seek its natural forms, its mountains and valleys, even though it might seem solid; never to grow angry or unsympathetic toward the material. (Book 1)

I can’t believe that a boy of such tender years can have received such a gift. There are some things you know more about than I do, and I have been working for over thirty years! (Book 1)

Art has a magic quality: the more minds that digest it, the longer it lives. (Book 2)

Sculpture is at the top of my list, Soggi. In fact, there is no list. (Book 2)

Marble was the hero of his life; and his fate. Not until this very moment, with his hands tenderly, lovingly on the marble, had he come fully alive. (Book 2)

Talent is cheap; dedication is expensive. It will cost you your life.’ ‘What else is life for? (Book 3)

White marble was... (Book 3)

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