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Vincent Van Gogh Quotes

Vincent Van Gogh was a dutch post-impressionist painter. Here are some best Vincent Van Gogh quotes. Check it out now...
Vincent Van Gogh quotes
Vincent Van Gogh quotes

Vincent Willem van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a dutch post-impressionist painter who posthumously became one of the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. He created about 2,100 artworks in a decade, including around 860 oil paintings, most of which date from the last two years of his life. Here are some best Vincent Van Gogh quotes.

1. “I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.”  — Vincent Van Gogh


2. “The way to know life is to love many things.”  — Vincent Van Gogh


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


4. “I wish they would only take me as I am.”  — Vincent Van Gogh


5. “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


6. “How can I be useful, of what service can I be? There is something inside me, what can it be?”  — Vincent Van Gogh


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


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


9. “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”  — Vincent Van Gogh


10. “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


11. “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


12. “I see drawings and pictures in the poorest of huts and the dirtiest of corners.”  — Vincent Van Gogh


13. “Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion.”  — Vincent Van Gogh


14. “I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.”  — Vincent Van Gogh


15. “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


16. “Conscience is a man's compass.”  — Vincent Van Gogh


17. “What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”  — Vincent Van Gogh


18. “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


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


20. “If boyhood and youth are but vanity, must it not be our ambition to become men?”  — Vincent Van Gogh


21. “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


22. “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


23. “A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.”  — Vincent Van Gogh


24. “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


25. “The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others.”  — Vincent Van Gogh


26. “But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.”  — Vincent Van Gogh


27. “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


28. “The best way to know God is to love many things.”  — Vincent Van Gogh


29. “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


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


31. “Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.”  — Vincent Van Gogh


32. “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


33. “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


34. “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


35. “Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul.”  — Vincent Van Gogh


36. “There is no blue without yellow and without orange.”  — Vincent Van Gogh


37. “I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.”  — Vincent Van Gogh


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


39. “I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.”  — Vincent Van Gogh