Vincent Van Gogh Quotes

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Born: March 30, 1853, Zundert, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Birth Country: Netherlands
Died: Auvers-sur-Oise, Val-d'Oise, France, July 29, 1890
Occupation: Artist

1.
A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.
- Vincent Van Gogh

2.
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

3.
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

4.
But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.
- Vincent Van Gogh

5.
Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination do not become the slave of your model.
- Vincent Van Gogh

6.
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

7.
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
- 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.
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

10.
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

11.
I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
- Vincent Van Gogh

12.
I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.
- Vincent Van Gogh

13.
If boyhood and youth are but vanity, must it not be our ambition to become men?
- Vincent Van Gogh

14.
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

15.
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

16.
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

17.
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

18.
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

19.
One must work and dare if one really wants to live.
- Vincent Van Gogh

20.
Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion.
- Vincent Van Gogh

21.
Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is, alas, not so easy as looking at it.
- Vincent Van Gogh

22.
The best way to know God is to love many things.
- Vincent Van Gogh

23.
The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others.
- Vincent Van Gogh

24.
The way to know life is to love many things.
- Vincent Van Gogh

25.
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

26.
Those Dutchmen had hardly any imagination or fantasy, but their good taste and their scientific knowledge of composition were enormous.
- Vincent Van Gogh

27.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
- Vincent Van Gogh

28.
When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word - religion. Then I go out and paint the stars.
- Vincent Van Gogh

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