2 May 2010

He wanted the outright expression of blood, muscle, vein, brain, bone, tissue, hue, convincing and lifelike, in perfect proportion. David in warm palpitant flesh, with a mind and a spirit and a soul shining through. A David quivering with emotion, the cords in his neck pulled taut by the head turned hard on Goliath, yet withal knowing, that to live is an act.

The Agony and the Ecstasy - Irving Stone

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