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Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul. ...
by Vincent Van Gogh

Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul.
- Vincent Van Gogh

When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word -
religion.
Then I go out and paint the stars.
- Vincent Van Gogh

If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,'
then by all means paint,
and that voice will be silenced.
- Vincent Van Gogh

One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul and yet
no one ever came to sit by it.
Passers-by see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney
and continue on their way.
- Vincent Van Gogh

 

I see drawings and pictures in the poorest of huts
and the dirtiest of corners.
- Vincent Van Gogh

The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible,
but they have never found these dangers sufficient
reason for remaining ashore.
- Vincent Van Gogh

The more I think about it, the more I realize there
is nothing more artistic that to love others.
- Vincent Van Gogh

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There is no blue without yellow and without orange.
- Vincent Van Gogh

An artist needn't be a clergyman or a churchwarden,
but he certainly must have a warm heart for his fellow men.
- Vincent Van Gogh

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
- Vincent Van Gogh

I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.
- Vincent Van Gogh

I am still far from being what I want to be,
but with God's help I shall succeed.
- Vincent Van Gogh

I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
- Vincent Van Gogh

There may be a great fire in our hearts,
yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it,
and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke.
- Vincent Van Gogh

As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult,
but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength
of the heart is developed.
- Vincent Van Gogh

For my part I know nothing with any certainty,
but the sight of the stars makes me dream.
- Vincent Van Gogh

Those Dutchmen had hardly any imagination or fantasy,
but their good taste and their scientific knowledge
of composition were enormous.
- Vincent Van Gogh

I often think that the night is more alive and more
richly colored than the day.
- Vincent Van Gogh

Even the knowledge of my own fallibility cannot keep me from making mistakes.
Only when I fall do I get up again.
- Vincent Van Gogh

Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination;
do not become the slave of your model.
- Vincent Van Gogh

If boyhood and youth are but vanity,
must it not be our ambition to become men?
- Vincent Van Gogh

If one is master of one thing and understands one thing well,
one has at the same time, insight into and understanding of many things.
- Vincent Van Gogh

How can I be useful, of what service can I be? There is something inside me,
what can it be?
- Vincent Van Gogh

Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion.
- Vincent Van Gogh

One must work and dare if one really wants to live.
- Vincent Van Gogh

I put my heart and my soul into my work,
and have lost my mind in the process.
- Vincent Van Gogh

I experience a period of frightening clarity in those
moments when nature is so beautiful.
I am no longer sure of myself, and the paintings appear as in a dream.
- Vincent Van Gogh

The best way to know God is to love many things.
- Vincent Van Gogh

Love many things, for therein lies the true strength,
and whosoever loves much performs much,
and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
- Vincent Van Gogh

Conscience is a man's compass.
- Vincent Van Gogh

It is better to be high-spirited even though one makes more mistakes,
than to be narrow-minded and all too prudent.
- Vincent Van Gogh

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
- Vincent Van Gogh

But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.
- Vincent Van Gogh

In spite of everything I shall rise again:
I will take up my pencil,
which I have forsaken in my great discouragement,
and I will go on with my drawing.
- Vincent Van Gogh

The way to know life is to love many things.
- Vincent Van Gogh

I wish they would only take me as I am.
- Vincent Van Gogh

A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.
- Vincent Van Gogh

Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is,
alas, not so easy as looking at it.
- Vincent Van Gogh

Love always brings difficulties, that is true,
but the good side of it is that it gives energy.
- Vincent Van Gogh

It is not the language of painters but the language
of nature which one should listen to,
the feeling for the things themselves,
for reality is more important than the feeling for pictures.
- Vincent Van Gogh

I can very well do without God both in my life and in my painting,
but I cannot, suffering as I am, do without something
which is greater than I am,
which is my life, the power to create.
- Vincent Van Gogh

Like everyone else I feel the need of relations and friendship,
of affection, of friendly intercourse,
and I am not made of stone or iron,
so I cannot miss these things without feeling,
as does any other intelligent man, a void and deep need.
I tell you this to let you know how much good your visit has done me.
- Vincent Van Gogh

I realize that protest paintings are not exactly in vogue,
but I've done many.
- Robert Indiana

Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.
- Ansel Adams

I think of my peace paintings as one long poem,
with each painting being a single stanza.
- Robert Indiana

My paintings do not have a center, but depend on the
same amount of interest throughout.
- Jackson Pollock

I always feel the desire to look for the extraordinary in ordinary things;
to suggest,
not to impose, to leave always a slight touch of mystery in my paintings.
- Balthus

Butte was once a grand city.
To me, that city is like one big stage for Edward Hopper.
You could put your camera anywhere, and you felt you
were looking at his paintings.
- Wim Wenders

People go to see beautiful paintings to see how much they cost.
Wow.
The practical value is that it shows you what the human spirit can do.
- John Guare

The best way to begin is to say: Balthus is a painter
of whom nothing is known.
And now let us have a look at his paintings.
- Balthus

I'm sure we don't read old paintings the way they were intended.
- Robert Rauschenberg

If I had money, I would like to get an old building,
have music performances, do lithographs,
have shows of paintings, and do those things that I'm interested in doing.
- Bill Dixon

One newspaper even published one of my nude paintings -
the one of me naked from the waste up.
- Cleo Moore

The Japanese have a wonderful sense of design and a refinement in their art.
They try to produce beautiful paintings with the minimum number of strokes.
- David Rockefeller

I decided to become a painter when my first four paintings
where all published and attracted a great deal of interest.
I exhibited one of them and it was sold.
- John Dyer

The paintings that really excite me have an erotic
element or side to them irrespective of subject matter.
- Lucian Freud

Franz Kline, who became known for his black and white paintings,
did a whole series of gorgeous landscapes and wonderful
portraits that may still hang in Greenwich Village.
- David Amram

Through her paintings, she breaks all the taboos of
the woman's body and of female sexuality.
- Diego Rivera

There is tragic evidence to show that the paintings
at the French prehistoric art sites are deteriorating.
- Louis Leakey

Painters of paintings, writers of books,
never could tell the half.
- Lorenz Hart

I don't look at the work of my contemporaries very much;
I tend to look at pictures by dead artists.
It's much easier to get near their paintings.
- Howard Hodgkin

I think most paintings are a record of the decisions that the artist made.
I just perhaps make them a little clearer than some people have.
- Chuck Close

The paintings may communicate even better because people
are lazy and they can look at a painting with less
effort than they can read a poem.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

The painter must enclose himself within his work;
he must respond not with words,
but with paintings.
- Paul Cezanne

Some manufacturers illustrate their advertisements with abstract paintings.
I would only do this if I wished to conceal from the
reader what I was advertising.
- David Ogilvy

The art of mastering life is the prerequisite for all
further forms of expression,
whether they are paintings, sculptures,
tragedies, or musical compositions.
- Paul Klee

No amounts of stone and bone could yield the kinds
of information that the paintings gave so freely.
- Mary Leakey

I feel like there's too many paintings left unpainted
that I just don't want to take the time away.
- Alan Bean

As far as modern writing is concerned,
it is rarely rewarding to translate it,
although it might be easy.
Translation is very much like copying paintings.
- Boris Pasternak

Photography started as a means of getting reference
material for my paintings of nature subjects.
- Nigel Dennis

I have no ideas about what the paintings imply about the world.
I don't think that's a painter's business.
He just paints paintings without a conscious reason.
- Jasper Johns


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