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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: “If one keeps loving faithfully what is really worth loving, and does not waste one’s love on insignificant and unworthy and meaningless things, one will get more light by and by and grow stronger.” — Vincent van Gogh

If one keeps loving faithfully what is really worth loving, and does not waste one’s love on insignificant and unworthy and meaningless things, one will get more light by and by and grow stronger.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “I am unable to describe exactly what is the matter with me; now and then there are horrible fits of anxiety, apparently without cause, or otherwise a feeling of emptiness and fatigue in the head.” — Vincent van Gogh

I am unable to describe exactly what is the matter with me; now and then there are horrible fits of anxiety, apparently without cause, or otherwise a feeling of emptiness and fatigue in the head.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “I use color in a completely arbitrary way in order to express myself powerfully.” — Vincent van Gogh

I use color in a completely arbitrary way in order to express myself powerfully.

— 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: “The cypresses are always occupying my thoughts.” — Vincent van Gogh

The cypresses are always occupying my thoughts.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “My great longing is to make those very incorrectnesses, those deviations, remodellings, changes in reality, so that they may become, yes, lies if you like – but truer than the literal truth.” — Vincent van Gogh

My great longing is to make those very incorrectnesses, those deviations, remodellings, changes in reality, so that they may become, yes, lies if you like – but truer than the literal truth.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “I consciously choose the dog’s path through life. I shall be poor; I shall be a painter...” — Vincent van Gogh

I consciously choose the dog’s path through life. I shall be poor; I shall be a painter...

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “Love a friend, love a wife, something, whatever you like, but one must love with a lofty and serious intimate sympathy, with strength, with intelligence, and one must always try to know deeper, better, and more.” — Vincent van Gogh

Love a friend, love a wife, something, whatever you like, but one must love with a lofty and serious intimate sympathy, with strength, with intelligence, and one must always try to know deeper, better, and more.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “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

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



Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “If one were to say but few words, though ones with meaning, one would do better than to say many that were only empty sounds, and just as easy to utter as they were of little use.” — Vincent van Gogh

If one were to say but few words, though ones with meaning, one would do better than to say many that were only empty sounds, and just as easy to utter as they were of little use.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “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

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


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: “In an artist’s life, death is perhaps not the most difficult thing.” — Vincent van Gogh

In an artist’s life, death is perhaps not the most difficult thing.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “In a painting I want to say something comforting.” — Vincent van Gogh

In a painting I want to say something comforting.

— Vincent van Gogh


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

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

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “I work even in the middle of the day, in the full sunshine, and I enjoy it like a cicada.” — Vincent van Gogh

I work even in the middle of the day, in the full sunshine, and I enjoy it like a cicada.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “There is the same difference in a person before and after he is in love, as there is in an unlighted lamp and one that is burning.” — Vincent van Gogh

There is the same difference in a person before and after he is in love, as there is in an unlighted lamp and one that is burning.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “My brushwork is quite unsystematic. I slam the paint on in all sorts of ways and leave each result to take care of itself.” — Vincent van Gogh

My brushwork is quite unsystematic. I slam the paint on in all sorts of ways and leave each result to take care of itself.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “What is true is that I have at times earned my own crust of bread, and at other times a friend has given it to me out of the goodness of his heart. I have lived whatever way I could, for better or for worse, taking things just as they came.” — Vincent van Gogh

What is true is that I have at times earned my own crust of bread, and at other times a friend has given it to me out of the goodness of his heart. I have lived whatever way I could, for better or for worse, taking things just as they came.

— Vincent van Gogh



Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “I want to paint what I feel, and feel what I paint.” — Vincent van Gogh

I want to paint what I feel, and feel what I paint.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “There is but one Paris and however hard living may be here, and if it became worse and harder even – the French air clears up the brain and does good – a world of good.” — Vincent van Gogh

There is but one Paris and however hard living may be here, and if it became worse and harder even – the French air clears up the brain and does good – a world of good.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “How to achieve such anomalies, such alterations and re-fashionings of reality so what comes out of it are lies, if you like, but lies that are more than literal truth.” — Vincent van Gogh

How to achieve such anomalies, such alterations and re-fashionings of reality so what comes out of it are lies, if you like, but lies that are more than literal truth.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “I am working with the enthusiasm of a man from Marseilles eating bouillabaisse, which shouldn’t come as a surprise to you because I am busy painting huge sunflowers.” — Vincent van Gogh

I am working with the enthusiasm of a man from Marseilles eating bouillabaisse, which shouldn’t come as a surprise to you because I am busy painting huge sunflowers.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “Van Gogh was so under appreciated in his time, he sold only one of his 900 paintings while alive. Posthumously, he became one of the most famous artists of all time and his work is now considered priceless. Oh the irony.” — Vincent van Gogh

Van Gogh was so under appreciated in his time, he sold only one of his 900 paintings while alive. Posthumously, he became one of the most famous artists of all time and his work is now considered priceless. Oh the irony.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “But by fighting the difficulties in which one finds oneself, an inner strength develops from within our heart, which improves in life’s fight.” — Vincent van Gogh

But by fighting the difficulties in which one finds oneself, an inner strength develops from within our heart, which improves in life’s fight.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “When using colors to recreate a general harmony of tones in nature, one loses it by painfully exact imitation. One keeps it by recreating in an equivalent color range, and that may not be exactly, or far from exactly, like the model.” — Vincent van Gogh

When using colors to recreate a general harmony of tones in nature, one loses it by painfully exact imitation. One keeps it by recreating in an equivalent color range, and that may not be exactly, or far from exactly, like the model.

— 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: “Purity of soul and impurity of body can go together.” — Vincent van Gogh

Purity of soul and impurity of body can go together.

— Vincent van Gogh


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

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

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “Gauguin says that when sailors have to move a heavy load or raise an anchor, they all sing together to keep them up and give them vim. That’s just what artists lack!” — Vincent van Gogh

Gauguin says that when sailors have to move a heavy load or raise an anchor, they all sing together to keep them up and give them vim. That’s just what artists lack!

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “The best pictures are always those one dreams of when one is smoking a pipe in bed, but which never get done. But still one ought to try, however incompetent one may feel before the unspeakable perfection and radiant splendour of nature.” — Vincent van Gogh

The best pictures are always those one dreams of when one is smoking a pipe in bed, but which never get done. But still one ought to try, however incompetent one may feel before the unspeakable perfection and radiant splendour of nature.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “It’s as interesting and as difficult to say a thing well as to paint it. There is the art of lines and colours, but the art of words exists too, and will never be less important.” — Vincent van Gogh

It’s as interesting and as difficult to say a thing well as to paint it. There is the art of lines and colours, but the art of words exists too, and will never be less important.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “Study, analyse the social structure – that’s always far more effective than moralising.” — Vincent van Gogh

Study, analyse the social structure – that’s always far more effective than moralising.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “It is no more easy to make a good picture than it is to find a diamond or a pearl. It means trouble and you risk your life for it.” — Vincent van Gogh

It is no more easy to make a good picture than it is to find a diamond or a pearl. It means trouble and you risk your life for it.

— Vincent van Gogh


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

If boyhood and youth are but vanity, must it not be our ambition to become men?

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “I believe more and more that God must not be judged on this earth. It is one of His sketches that has turned out badly.” — Vincent van Gogh

I believe more and more that God must not be judged on this earth. It is one of His sketches that has turned out badly.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “Often whole days pass without my speaking to anyone, except to ask for diner or coffee. And it has been like that form the beginning.” — Vincent van Gogh

Often whole days pass without my speaking to anyone, except to ask for diner or coffee. And it has been like that form the beginning.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “Seeing that I am so busily occupied with myself just now, I want to try to paint my self-portrait in writing.” — Vincent van Gogh

Seeing that I am so busily occupied with myself just now, I want to try to paint my self-portrait in writing.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “I know for sure that I have an instinct for color, and that it will come to me more and more, that painting is in the very marrow of my bones.” — Vincent van Gogh

I know for sure that I have an instinct for color, and that it will come to me more and more, that painting is in the very marrow of my bones.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “Nature always begins by resisting the artist, but he who really takes it seriously does not allow that resistance to put him off his stride; on the contrary, it is that much more of a stimulus to fight for victory.” — Vincent van Gogh

Nature always begins by resisting the artist, but he who really takes it seriously does not allow that resistance to put him off his stride; on the contrary, it is that much more of a stimulus to fight for victory.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “I have a firm faith in art, a firm confidence in its being a powerful stream which carries a man to a harbor, though he himself must do his bit too.” — Vincent van Gogh

I have a firm faith in art, a firm confidence in its being a powerful stream which carries a man to a harbor, though he himself must do his bit too.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “Often whole days pass without my speaking to anyone.” — Vincent van Gogh

Often whole days pass without my speaking to anyone.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “When I have a model who is quiet and steady and with whom I am acquainted, then I draw repeatedly ’til there is one drawing that is different from the rest, which does not look like an ordinary study, but more typical and with more feeling.” — Vincent van Gogh

When I have a model who is quiet and steady and with whom I am acquainted, then I draw repeatedly ’til there is one drawing that is different from the rest, which does not look like an ordinary study, but more typical and with more feeling.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “Even this artistic life, which we know is not real life, appears to me to be so alive and so vital that it would be a form ingratitude not to be content with it.” — Vincent van Gogh

Even this artistic life, which we know is not real life, appears to me to be so alive and so vital that it would be a form ingratitude not to be content with it.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “The cure for him would be to take a good long look at some potato plants, which have lately had such a deep and distinctive colour and tone, instead of driving himself mad looking at pieces of yellow satin and gold leather.” — Vincent van Gogh

The cure for him would be to take a good long look at some potato plants, which have lately had such a deep and distinctive colour and tone, instead of driving himself mad looking at pieces of yellow satin and gold leather.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “No, no thought to the winnings. One loves because one loves.” — Vincent van Gogh

No, no thought to the winnings. One loves because one loves.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “To know life, one must love many things.” — Vincent van Gogh

To know life, one must love many things.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “My opinion is that the best thing would be to work on till art lovers feel drawn toward it of their own accord, instead of having to praise or to explain it.” — Vincent van Gogh

My opinion is that the best thing would be to work on till art lovers feel drawn toward it of their own accord, instead of having to praise or to explain it.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “Art is something greater and higher than our own skill or knowledge or learning. That art is something which, though produced by human hands, is not wrought by hands alone, but wells up from a deeper source, from a man’s soul.” — Vincent van Gogh

Art is something greater and higher than our own skill or knowledge or learning. That art is something which, though produced by human hands, is not wrought by hands alone, but wells up from a deeper source, from a man’s soul.

— Vincent van Gogh

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