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Michelangelo Buonarroti (Character)
from The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)

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The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
[repeated exchange]
Pope Julius II: When will you make an end?
Michelangelo: When I am finished!

Raphael: For what is an artist in this world but a servant, a lackey for the rich and powerful? Before we even begin to work, to feed this craving of ours, we must find a patron, a rich man of affairs, or a merchant, or a prince or... a Pope. We must bow, fawn, kiss hands to be able to do the things we must do or die.
Raphael: We are harlots always peddling beauty at the doorsteps of the mighty.
Michelangelo: If it comes to that, I won't be an artist.
Raphael: [scoffs] You'll always be an artist. You have no choice.

Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982)
Michelangelo: Good evening, Your Holiness.
The Pope: Evening, Michelangelo. I want to talk to you about this painting of yours, The Last Supper. I'm not happy about it.
Michelangelo: Oh, dear. It took me hours.
The Pope: Not happy at all.
Michelangelo: Is it the jello you don't like?
The Pope: No.
Michelangelo: It does add a bit of colour, doesn't it. Oh, I know, you don't like the kangaroo.
The Pope: What kangaroo?
Michelangelo: No problem, I'll paint him out.
The Pope: I never saw a kangaroo.
Michelangelo: Uh, he's right at the back. No sweat, I'll make him into a disciple. All right?
The Pope: That's the problem.
Michelangelo: What is?
The Pope: The disciples.
Michelangelo: Are they too Jewish? I made Judas the most Jewish.
The Pope: No, it's just that there are 28 of them.

"Animaniacs: Hooked on a Ceiling/Goodfeathers: The Beginning (#1.4)" (1993)
[the Warners are "helping" Michelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel ceiling]
Michelangelo: It's supposed to look like THIS!
[unfurls a draft of the ceiling artwork]
Dot Warner: [gasps] More naked people!
Yakko Warner: Hey, Mike, I wouldn't go flashing that thing around here if I were you.
Yakko Warner: This is a church.