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Famous Vincent Van Gogh Quotes About Dreams And Paintings

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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.

It is good to 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 well done.

Close friends are truly life’s treasures. Sometimes they know us better than we know ourselves. With gentle honesty, they are there to guide and support us, to share our laughter and our tears. Their presence reminds us that we are never really alone. – Check Out More Funny Friendship Quotes

Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.

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

I don’t know anything with certainty, but seeing the stars makes me dream.

There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. Vincent Van Gogh Quotes

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

Be clearly aware of the stars and infinity on high. Then life seems almost enchanted after all.

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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.

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

The beginning is perhaps more difficult than anything else, but keep heart, it will turn out all right.

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

At present I absolutely want to paint a starry sky. It often seems to me that night is still more richly colored than the day; having hues of the most intense violets, blues and greens. If only you pay attention to it you will see that certain stars are lemon-yellow, others pink or a green, blue and forget-me-not brilliance. And without my expatiating on this theme it is obvious that putting little white dots on the blue-black is not enough to paint a starry sky.

It is with the reading of books the same as with looking at pictures; one must, without doubt, without hesitations, with assurance, admire what is beautiful. Vincent Van Gogh Quotes

What am I in the eyes of most people — a nonentity, an eccentric, or an unpleasant person — somebody who has no position in society and will never have; in short, the lowest of the low. All right, then — even if that were absolutely true, then I should one day like to show by my work what such an eccentric, such a nobody, has in his heart. That is my ambition, based less on resentment than on love in spite of everything, based more on a feeling of serenity than on passion. Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me. I see paintings or drawings in the poorest cottages, in the dirtiest corners. And my mind is driven towards these things with an irresistible momentum.

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

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

Love is eternal — the aspect may change, but not the essence. There is the same difference in a person before and after he is in love as there is in an unlighted lamp and one that is burning. The lamp was there and was a good lamp, but now it is shedding light too, and that is its real function. And love makes one calmer about many things, and that way, one is more fit for one’s work.

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.

Conscience is a man’s compass.

I wish they would only take me as I am.

The way to know life is to love many things.

A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.

I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.

There is no blue without yellow and without orange.

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

Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter’s soul.

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

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

I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.

I am still far from being what I want to be, but with God’s help I shall succeed.

Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.

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

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

When I have a terrible need of – shall I say the word – religion. Then I go out and paint the stars. – Check Out Our Awesome Collection Of Funny Religious Jokes

An artist needn’t be a clergyman or a churchwarden, but he certainly must have a warm heart for his fellow men.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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