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A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.
Quotation of 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.
Quotation of 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.
Quotation of Vincent Van Gogh
But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.
Quotation of Vincent Van Gogh
Conscience is a man's compass.
Quotation of Vincent Van Gogh
Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.
Quotation of 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.
Quotation of Vincent Van Gogh
For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.
Quotation of Vincent Van Gogh
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
Quotation of Vincent Van Gogh
Great things are not done by impulse, but a series of small things brought together.
Quotation of Vincent Van Gogh
Happiness... it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
Quotation of Vincent Van Gogh
How can I be useful, of what service can I be? There is something inside me, what can it be?
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I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate.
Quotation of Vincent Van Gogh
I am still far from being what I want to be, but with God's help I shall succeed.
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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.
Quotation of Vincent Van Gogh
I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream.
Quotation of Vincent Van Gogh
I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.
Quotation of 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.
Quotation of Vincent Van Gogh
I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
Quotation of Vincent Van Gogh
I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.
Quotation of Vincent Van Gogh
I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.
Quotation of Vincent Van Gogh
I see drawings and pictures in the poorest of huts and the dirtiest of corners.
Quotation of Vincent Van Gogh
I wish they would only take me as I am.
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If boyhood and youth are but vanity, must it not be our ambition to become men?
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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.
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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.
Quotation of 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.
Quotation of 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.
Quotation of 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.
Quotation of Vincent Van Gogh
Love always brings difficulties, that is true, but the good side of it is that it gives energy.
Quotation of Vincent Van Gogh
Love is something eternal, the aspect may change, but not the essence.
Quotation of 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.
Quotation of 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.
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One must work and dare if one really wants to live.
Quotation of Vincent Van Gogh
Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion.
Quotation of Vincent Van Gogh
Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul.
Quotation of Vincent Van Gogh
Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is, alas, not so easy as looking at it.
Quotation of Vincent Van Gogh
The best way to know God is to love many things.
Quotation of 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.
Quotation of Vincent Van Gogh
The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic that to love others.
Quotation of Vincent Van Gogh
The way to know life is to love many things.
Quotation of Vincent Van Gogh
There is no blue without yellow and without orange.
Quotation of 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.
Quotation of Vincent Van Gogh
There may be a great fire in our soul, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke.
Quotation of Vincent Van Gogh
Those Dutchmen had hardly any imagination or fantasy, but their good taste and their scientific knowledge of composition were enormous.
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What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
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When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word - religion. Then I go out and paint the stars.
Quotation of Vincent Van Gogh