Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh


Author Profession: Art, Memoir, Biography
Born: March 30, 1853
Died: July 29, 1890
Birth Sign: Aries


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Vincent van Gogh quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I wish they would only take me as I am.

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.

I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.

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.

There is no blue without yellow and without orange.

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.

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

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

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

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.

A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.

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