Pg. 131 of David Markson’s copy of I, Michelangelo, Sculptor by Michelangelo:
On which Markson wrote in the margins next to a mention in a letter of “Sebastiano”:
“(Sebastian del Piombo)”
Sebastian del Piombo is mentioned in one of Markson’s books—also, no surprise, in relation to Michelangelo.
On pg. 80 of Vanishing Point:
“Pope Leo X, to Sebastiano del Piombo, as to why he was holding off on commissions for Michelangelo:
There is absolutely no getting on with the man.”
From pg. 192 of Wittgenstein’s Mistress:
“Certainly I would have found it more than agreeable to shake Michelangelo’s hand, no matter how the pope or Louis Pasteur might have felt about this.
In fact I would have been excited just to see the hand that had taken away superfluous material in the way that Michelangelo had taken it away.
Actually, I would have been pleased to tell Michelangelo how fond I am of his sentence that I once underlined, too.
Perhaps I have not mentioned having once underlined a sentence by Michelangelo.
I once underlined a sentence by Michelangelo.
This was a sentence that Michelangelo once wrote in a letter, when he had lived almost seventy-five years.
You will say that I am old and mad, was what Michelangelo wrote, but I answer that there is no better way of being sane and free from anxiety than by being mad.
On my honor, Michelangelo once wrote that.
As a matter of fact I am next to positive I would have liked Michelangelo.”
There is absolutely no getting on with the man.