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Vincent Van Gogh Quotes and Sayings

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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

Related topics: Art

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

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

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

 

There is no blue without yellow and without orange.
- 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

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

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A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The way to know life is to love many things.
- 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

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

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

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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