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10,507. Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it. (Artists: Michelangelo & Sculpture & Statue & Stone) Michelangelo
10,509. In every block of marble I see a statue as plain as though it stood before me, shaped and perfect in attitude and action. I have only to hew away the rough walls that imprison the lovely apparition to reveal it to the other eyes as mine see it. (Artists: Michelangelo & Sculpture & Statue & Stone) Michelangelo
98,050. To actually topple a statue is no mean feat. Anybody who’s seen the footage of the Statue of Saddam Hussein being brought down by American marines during the Gulf War will understand the scale of the task. (Art & Revolution & France & Statue) Richard Clay, The French Revolution: Tearing Up History, BBC 2016
98,051. Statues of kings were toppling across the city … The statue was as hollow as the power of kings … All royal symbols were at risk. (Art & Revolution & France & Statue) ibid.
89,743. In sixteenth century England a full-sized wooden statue of Jesus Christ overawed people by coming to life. The statue was known as the Holy Cross of Grace or the Rood of Grace. Ancient Discoveries: Secret Science of the Occult
89,744. Exactly how the monks manipulated the mechanism is not clear. ibid.
22,638. The last time I was inside a woman was when I visited the Statue of Liberty. (GBH Films & Sex & Woman & Statue) Crimes and Misdemeanors 1989 starring Woody Allen & Martin Landau & Anjelica Huston & Mia Farrow & Alan Alda & Jerry Orbach & Joanna Gleason & Claire Bloom & Sam Waterston & Caroline Aaron et al, director Woody Allen
28,482. It takes twenty-five years for Liberty to oxidise and turn green. (United States of America & Statue) America: The Story of the US: Cities e7
36,206. The most obvious symbol of the Illuminati through history has been the torch or the lighted torch of the flame – the illuminated ones, the Illuminati. Now the most famous illuminated torch in the world is the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. (Illuminati & Statue) David Icke
89,745. Well I did hear a rumour that the Statue of Liberty has been brought in for questioning. She may be with Al Qaeda. (Statue & Arrest & Rumour) Alex Jones, Terrorstorm
89,746. The Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor was presented in 1884 as a gift from the French Grand Orient Temple Masons to the Masons of America in celebration of the centenary of the first Masonic Republic. She is holding that Masonic ‘Torch of Enlightenment’, also referred to back in the 1700s by the Illuminati Masons as the ‘Flaming Torch of Reason’. The torch represents the sun in the sky. 13 Masonic Secrets
89,747. Close by is another statue donated by the French Grand Orient Temple Masons to the Masons of America, celebrating the first Masonic Republic called the United States of America. Ring of Power
89,748. The greatest symbol of American democracy hides a secret message ... a coded symbol meant for a chosen few ... members of the Illuminati. Brad Meltzer’s Decoded: Statue of Liberty s1e3
89,749. There are about six million Freemasons in the world today. (Statue & Freemasonry) ibid.
89,751. And you have to remember that I came to America as an immigrant. You know, on a ship, through the Statue of Liberty. And I saw that skyline, not just as a representation of steel and concrete and glass, but as really the substance of the American Dream. Daniel Libeskind
89,753. The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying, ‘Give me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses.’ She’s got a baseball bat and yelling, ‘You want a piece of me?’ Robin Williams
89,754. Since September 11, 2001 I have often thought that perhaps it was fortunate for the world that the attackers targeted the World Trade Center instead of the Statue of Liberty, for if they had destroyed our sacred symbol of democracy I fear we as Americans would have been unable to keep ourselves from indulging in paroxysms of revenge of a sort the world has never seen before. If that had happened, it would have befouled the meaning of the Statue of Liberty beyond any hope of subsequent redemption – if there were any people left to care. I have learned from my students that this upsetting thought of mine is subject to several unfortunate misconstruals, so let me expand on it to ward them off. The killing of thousands of innocents in the World Trade Center was a heinous crime, much more evil than the destruction of the Statue of Liberty would have been. And, yes, the World Trade Center was a much more appropriate symbol of al Qaeda’s wrath than the Statue of Liberty would have been, but for that very reason it didn’t mean as much, as a symbol, to us. It was Mammon and Plutocrats and Globalization, not Lady Liberty. Daniel Dennett, Breaking the Spell 2006
89,755. You have set up in New York Harbor a monstrous idol which you call Liberty. The only thing that remains to complete that monument is to put on its pedestal the inscription written by Dante on the gate of hell: ‘All hope abandon ye who enter here’. George Bernard Shaw, The Future of Political Science in America p7–8 1933
89,756. The Statue of Liberty means everything. We take it for granted today. We take it for granted. Remember the Statue of Liberty stands for what America is. We as Democrats have to remind ourselves and remind the country the great principles we stand for. This is a place of protection. This is not a country of bullies. We are not an empire. We are the light. We are the Statue of Liberty. Jerry Springer, speech 2003 cited ‘This American Life’
113,719. ‘The statue is only a symbol. The statue is only copper and granite and steel and iron. It’s what it speaks to us about. What it makes us feel inside that’s so important. We are all the beneficiaries of those who have gone before us.’ Ken Burns’ Statue of Liberty, PBS, David McCullough
113,720. In the autumn of 1875 in a quiet residential street in Paris where nothing much had ever happened work began on a statue unlike ever built before. It would be gift from the people of France to the people of the United States, and it would celebrate an ideal: Liberty. ibid.
113,721. She was proclaimed a modern cathedral; Freemasons were delighted. ibid.
131,356. It was one of the most remarkable finds in modern archaeology: the giant statue of a pharaoh buried deep beneath a Cairo suburb. But this was a king unlike any other. Experts believe they have found the colossus of a game-changing Egyptian pharaoh. He was a Pharaoh that rescued his crumbling country from vicious invaded, brought a new golden era to ancient Egypt and left a legacy that shaped Western civilisation for millennia. (Egypt & Archaeology & Statue) The Pharaoh in the Suburbs, Channel 5 2019
131,357. Ramasses the Great: In the 13th century BC he ruled Egypt for 66 years … and left vast monuments to himself throughout the land. (Egypt & Archaeology & Statue) ibid.
131,358. Moved to its new home at the Cairo museum where archaeologists could finally get a closer look … But a series of hieroglyphs revealed a name almost erased from history. (Egypt & Archaeology & Statue) ibid.
131,359. ‘A pharaoh we know today as Psamtik I. This is a name almost unknown except to Egyptologists.’ (Egypt & Archaeology & Statue) ibid. archaeologist
131,360. The pharaoh had become an international statesman … Psamtik was now trading with his Mediterranean neighbours and Egypt had a wealth of assets to export … Once again Egypt was the most powerful country in the Mediterranean. So how did the greatest symbol of this revered leader end up discarded in a muddy hole, shattered in a thousand pieces? (Egypt & Archaeology & Statue) ibid.
134,506. [Statue in cave:] Shapur I is making a statemenet: he is setting out his Sasanian dynasty to rule … Shapur I ruled for over 30 years; he built many cities during his reign … Under the Sasanians, Zoroastrianism became Iran’s official religion. (Art & Iran & Empire & Statue & Zoroastrianism) Samira Ahmed, Art of Persia I, BBC 2020
136,675. Michelangel’s beautiful sculpture of David … [exits shop with statuette] David: this quintessential figure of Florentine masculinity is everywhere now … David is an industry in his own right. (Philosophy & Culture & 21st Century & Mythology & Statue) 21st Century Mythologies with Richard Clay, BBC 2020
76,805. In the summer of 2020 one city in Britain would become the focus of international attention after the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis … When this storm landed in Bristol a statue of a slavetrader was torn down. The world’s media descended on Bristol. Statue Wars: One Summer in Bristol, BBC 2021
76,799. Edward Colston made much of his fortune from slavery, and he served as deputy-governor of the Royal African company in London. In his home city of Bristol, he was also a member of the Society of Merchant Venturers. They were instrumental in establishing Bristol as a slave-trading port, and their members owned plantations in the Caribbean. ibid.
135,144. A lion with the head of a man carved from a single piece of rock in the Egyptian desert. No monument on Earth is more recognisable or more puzzling. (Sphinx & Stone & Statue) Treasures Decoded s1e2: The Sphinx, History 2020
135,145. At nearly 60 feet high and 240 feet long the Sphinx is the biggest single-stone statue in existence. (Sphinx & Stone & Statue) ibid.
140,402. We live in hazardous times for art especially for statues. A plinth is a dangerous place to be. (Art & Forbidden & Statue) Mary Beard’s Forbidden Art II