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Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “It’s better to have a gay life of it than to commit suicide.” — Vincent van Gogh

It’s better to have a gay life of it than to commit suicide.

— Vincent van Gogh



Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “Drawing is the root of everything.” — Vincent van Gogh

Drawing is the root of everything.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “We are surrounded by poetry on all sides...” — Vincent van Gogh

We are surrounded by poetry on all sides...

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “I felt my energy return and that I said to myself, in any event I’ll recover from it, I’ll pick up my pencil that I put down in my great discouragement and I’ll get back to drawing, and from then on, it seems to me, everything has changed for me.” — Vincent van Gogh

I felt my energy return and that I said to myself, in any event I’ll recover from it, I’ll pick up my pencil that I put down in my great discouragement and I’ll get back to drawing, and from then on, it seems to me, everything has changed for me.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “I lost my job as an art salesman. It was the customer’s fault. He wanted to buy the wrong paintings.” — Vincent van Gogh

I lost my job as an art salesman. It was the customer’s fault. He wanted to buy the wrong paintings.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “I want to paint men and women with that something of the external which the halo used to symbolize, and which we now seek to give by the actual radiance and vibrancy of our colorings.” — Vincent van Gogh

I want to paint men and women with that something of the external which the halo used to symbolize, and which we now seek to give by the actual radiance and vibrancy of our colorings.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “The emotions are sometimes so strong that I work without knowing it. The strokes come like speech.” — Vincent van Gogh

The emotions are sometimes so strong that I work without knowing it. The strokes come like speech.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “You have first to experience what you want to express.” — Vincent van Gogh

You have first to experience what you want to express.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “To die for the sake of dying – I prefer to die of passion than to die of boredom!” — Vincent van Gogh

To die for the sake of dying – I prefer to die of passion than to die of boredom!

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “The Mediterranean has the color of mackerel, changeable I mean. You don’t always know if it is green or violet, you can’t even say it’s blue, because the next moment the changing reflection has taken on a tint of rose or gray.” — Vincent van Gogh

The Mediterranean has the color of mackerel, changeable I mean. You don’t always know if it is green or violet, you can’t even say it’s blue, because the next moment the changing reflection has taken on a tint of rose or gray.

— Vincent van Gogh



Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “I take great care of myself by carefully shutting myself away.” — Vincent van Gogh

I take great care of myself by carefully shutting myself away.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “The painter of the future will be a colorist unlike anything yet.” — Vincent van Gogh

The painter of the future will be a colorist unlike anything yet.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “What preys on my mind is simply this one question: what am I good for, could I not be of service or use in some way?” — Vincent van Gogh

What preys on my mind is simply this one question: what am I good for, could I not be of service or use in some way?

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “If one hasn’t a horse, one is one’s own horse.” — Vincent van Gogh

If one hasn’t a horse, one is one’s own horse.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “Man is not on the earth solely for his own happiness. He is there to realize great things for humanity.” — Vincent van Gogh

Man is not on the earth solely for his own happiness. He is there to realize great things for humanity.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “I am no friend of present-day Christianity, though its Founder was sublime.” — Vincent van Gogh

I am no friend of present-day Christianity, though its Founder was sublime.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “It is looking at things for a long time that ripens you and gives you a deeper meaning.” — Vincent van Gogh

It is looking at things for a long time that ripens you and gives you a deeper meaning.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “Ah! My dear friend painting is to us what the music of Berlioz and Wagner was before us – a consolatory art for sore hearts! And yet there are only a few like you and me who feel it!!!” — Vincent van Gogh

Ah! My dear friend painting is to us what the music of Berlioz and Wagner was before us – a consolatory art for sore hearts! And yet there are only a few like you and me who feel it!!!

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “An artist need not be a minister or a collector in church, but he must have a warm heart for people, and I find it a noble thing that, for example, no winter passed without The Graphic doing something to keep alive sympathy for the poor.” — Vincent van Gogh

An artist need not be a minister or a collector in church, but he must have a warm heart for people, and I find it a noble thing that, for example, no winter passed without The Graphic doing something to keep alive sympathy for the poor.

— Vincent van Gogh


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

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

— Vincent van Gogh



Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “To try to understand the real significance of what the great artists, the serious masters, tell us in their masterpieces, that leads to God; one man wrote or told it in a book; another, in a picture.” — Vincent van Gogh

To try to understand the real significance of what the great artists, the serious masters, tell us in their masterpieces, that leads to God; one man wrote or told it in a book; another, in a picture.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “It is difficult to know oneself, but it isn’t easy to paint oneself either.” — Vincent van Gogh

It is difficult to know oneself, but it isn’t easy to paint oneself either.

— Vincent van Gogh


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

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

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “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

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


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “I believe it is one’s duty to paint the rich and magnificent aspects of nature. We need gaiety and happiness, hope and love.” — Vincent van Gogh

I believe it is one’s duty to paint the rich and magnificent aspects of nature. We need gaiety and happiness, hope and love.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “It is not only by one’s impulses that one achieves greatness, but also by patiently filing away the steel wall that separates what one feels from what one is capable of doing.” — Vincent van Gogh

It is not only by one’s impulses that one achieves greatness, but also by patiently filing away the steel wall that separates what one feels from what one is capable of doing.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.” — Vincent van Gogh

A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “As a painter I shall never signify anything of importance. I feel it Absolutely.” — Vincent van Gogh

As a painter I shall never signify anything of importance. I feel it Absolutely.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “The canvas has an idiotic stare and mesmerises some painters so much that they turn into idiots themselves.” — Vincent van Gogh

The canvas has an idiotic stare and mesmerises some painters so much that they turn into idiots themselves.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “One should arrive at leading one’s conscience to a state of development so that it becomes the voice of a better and higher self, of which the ordinary self is a servant.” — Vincent van Gogh

One should arrive at leading one’s conscience to a state of development so that it becomes the voice of a better and higher self, of which the ordinary self is a servant.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “Ah! Portraiture, portraiture with the thought, the soul of the model in it, that is what I think must come.” — Vincent van Gogh

Ah! Portraiture, portraiture with the thought, the soul of the model in it, that is what I think must come.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “It is good to love many things.” — Vincent van Gogh

It is good to love many things.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “Whatever plan one makes, there is a hidden difficulty somewhere.” — Vincent van Gogh

Whatever plan one makes, there is a hidden difficulty somewhere.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “If I did not succeed I still thought that what I had worked on would be continued. Not immediately. But there are others who believe in things that are true.” — Vincent van Gogh

If I did not succeed I still thought that what I had worked on would be continued. Not immediately. But there are others who believe in things that are true.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “I believe that one thinks much more soundly if the thoughts arise from direct contact with things, than if one looks at things with the aim of finding this or that in them.” — Vincent van Gogh

I believe that one thinks much more soundly if the thoughts arise from direct contact with things, than if one looks at things with the aim of finding this or that in them.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “Benjamin Murphy is the best artist since sliced bread.” — Vincent van Gogh

Benjamin Murphy is the best artist since sliced bread.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “One begins by plaguing oneself to no purpose in order to be true to nature, and one concludes by working quietly from one’s own palette alone, and then nature is the result.” — Vincent van Gogh

One begins by plaguing oneself to no purpose in order to be true to nature, and one concludes by working quietly from one’s own palette alone, and then nature is the result.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “The more ugly, old, nasty, ill, and poor I become the more I want to get my own back by producing vibrant, well-arranged, radiant colour.” — Vincent van Gogh

The more ugly, old, nasty, ill, and poor I become the more I want to get my own back by producing vibrant, well-arranged, radiant colour.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “There are so many people, especially among our comrades, who imagine that words are nothing – on the contrary, isn’t it true that saying a thing well is as interesting and as difficult as painting it?” — Vincent van Gogh

There are so many people, especially among our comrades, who imagine that words are nothing – on the contrary, isn’t it true that saying a thing well is as interesting and as difficult as painting it?

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “But for one’s health as you say, it is very necessary to work in the garden and see the flowers growing.” — Vincent van Gogh

But for one’s health as you say, it is very necessary to work in the garden and see the flowers growing.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “If I succeed in putting some warmth and love into the work, then it will find friends. Carrying on working is the.” — Vincent van Gogh

If I succeed in putting some warmth and love into the work, then it will find friends. Carrying on working is the.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “Yellow is capable of charming God.” — Vincent van Gogh

Yellow is capable of charming God.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “To save a life is a real and beautiful thing. To make a home for the homeless, yes, it is a thing that must be good; whatever the world may say, it cannot be wrong.” — Vincent van Gogh

To save a life is a real and beautiful thing. To make a home for the homeless, yes, it is a thing that must be good; whatever the world may say, it cannot be wrong.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “I devour nature ceaselessly. I exaggerate, sometimes I make changes in the subject; but still I don’t invent the whole picture. On the contrary, I find it already there. It’s a question of picking out what one wants from nature.” — Vincent van Gogh

I devour nature ceaselessly. I exaggerate, sometimes I make changes in the subject; but still I don’t invent the whole picture. On the contrary, I find it already there. It’s a question of picking out what one wants from nature.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “Everyone who works with love and with intelligence finds in the very sincerity of his love for nature and art a kind of armor against the opinions of other people.” — Vincent van Gogh

Everyone who works with love and with intelligence finds in the very sincerity of his love for nature and art a kind of armor against the opinions of other people.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “My sketchbook is a witness of what I am experiencing, scribbling things whenever they happen.” — Vincent van Gogh

My sketchbook is a witness of what I am experiencing, scribbling things whenever they happen.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “So often, a visit to a bookshop has cheered me, and reminded me that there are good things in the world.” — Vincent van Gogh

So often, a visit to a bookshop has cheered me, and reminded me that there are good things in the world.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “To express hope by some star, the eagerness of a soul by a sunset radiance. Certainly there is nothing in that of stereoscopic realism, but is it not something that actually exists?” — Vincent van Gogh

To express hope by some star, the eagerness of a soul by a sunset radiance. Certainly there is nothing in that of stereoscopic realism, but is it not something that actually exists?

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “I feel a certain calm. There is safety in the midst of danger. What would life be if we didn’t dare to take things in hand?” — Vincent van Gogh

I feel a certain calm. There is safety in the midst of danger. What would life be if we didn’t dare to take things in hand?

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “The more I become decomposed, the more sick and fragile I am, the more I become an artist.” — Vincent van Gogh

The more I become decomposed, the more sick and fragile I am, the more I become an artist.

— Vincent van Gogh

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