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Definition Outstanding Florentine Renaissance sculptor, painter and architect (1475-1564); perhaps most famous for the sculptures the Pietà and the David and for frescos on the ceiling and altar wall of the Sistine Chapel in Rome
  • The sculptures of Michelangelo and the fictional inventions of Da Vinci made real.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • But then in capturing so sublime a scene, even a Raphael or a Michelangelo would have been inadequate, he was sure.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • She knows that this moment is Michelangelo's Pieta come to life, with her as Mary and Lincoln as Christ.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • It probably felt similar to snuggling with Michelangelo'sDavid, except that this perfect marble creature wrapped his arms around me to pull me closer.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • In Rome, along at first, you are full of regrets that Michelangelo died; but by and by, you only regret that you didn't see him do it.
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd'nhead Wilson
  • If Michelangelo had seen this in daylight with the sun streaming down from the glass dome, he'd have fallen to his knees and painted 'til he was blind.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • If Michelangelo were alive today, he wouldn't be so proud.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • The great artists of history...Raphael, Beethoven, Michelangelo...they were all just putting out what people liked.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • The alternative to Picasso is not Michelangelo, but kitsch.
    Clement Greenberg  --  Avant-garde and Kitsch
  • Pig's body was absolutely magnificent; he looked as though he had been carved by the hand of Michelangelo.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • It took a moment before I realized that it was a leafy replica of Michelangelo's fresco of Adam from the Sistine Chapel.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
  • I mean, if you look at all the great people in history — Einstein, Michelangelo, Emily Dickinson — then you're looking at a bunch of weird people.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • Michelangelo, Puccini, Leonardo.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • Like Michelangelo, Brumidi had done some of his finest work inside the Vatican.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • She wears trousers and a beret slanted on her head like she is Michelangelo.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • Aria Montgomery's fifteen-year-old brother, Michelangelo, wagged his head out of the family's Outback window like a golden retriever.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • In the room the women come and go Talking of Michelangelo.
    T.S. Eliot  --  The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
  • I could just imagine him high on a gantry, lying on his back like Michelangelo, working with a wrench on the fuel lines of one of his rockets.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • A leather-bound Bible sat on Vetra's desk beside a plastic Bohr model of an atom and a miniature replica of Michelangelo's Moses.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • But people could not listen to him when they were discussing Vitruvius, Michelangelo and Sir Christopher Wren.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead

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