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Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “I have played hell somewhat with the truthfulness of the colours.” — Vincent van Gogh

I have played hell somewhat with the truthfulness of the colours.

— Vincent van Gogh



Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “Ah, Manet has come very, very close to it and Courbet – the marrying of form and colour.” — Vincent van Gogh

Ah, Manet has come very, very close to it and Courbet – the marrying of form and colour.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “Only when I fall do I get up again.” — Vincent van Gogh

Only when I fall do I get up again.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “If one feels the need of something grand, something infinite, something that makes one feel aware of God, one need not go far to find it.” — Vincent van Gogh

If one feels the need of something grand, something infinite, something that makes one feel aware of God, one need not go far to find it.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “Just slap something on it when you see a blank canvas staring at you with a sort of imbecility.” — Vincent van Gogh

Just slap something on it when you see a blank canvas staring at you with a sort of imbecility.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “I do not know myself how I paint it. I sit down with a white board before the spot that strikes me. I look at what is before my eyes, and say to myself, that white board must become something.” — Vincent van Gogh

I do not know myself how I paint it. I sit down with a white board before the spot that strikes me. I look at what is before my eyes, and say to myself, that white board must become something.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “Painting is a faith and that it brings with it the duty to pay no heed to public opinion – and that in it one conquers by perseverance and not by giving in.” — Vincent van Gogh

Painting is a faith and that it brings with it the duty to pay no heed to public opinion – and that in it one conquers by perseverance and not by giving in.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “As you can see, I am immersing myself in color-I’ve held back from that until now; and I don’t regret it.” — Vincent van Gogh

As you can see, I am immersing myself in color-I’ve held back from that until now; and I don’t regret it.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “Do not think too deeply about these things – gradually they will become clearer to you.” — Vincent van Gogh

Do not think too deeply about these things – gradually they will become clearer to you.

— Vincent van Gogh


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

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

— Vincent van Gogh



Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “Here everything is so wholly what I consider beautiful. In other words, there is peace here.” — Vincent van Gogh

Here everything is so wholly what I consider beautiful. In other words, there is peace here.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “Love is something eternal.” — Vincent van Gogh

Love is something eternal.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “Both she and I have grief enough and trouble enough, but as for regrets – neither of us have any.” — Vincent van Gogh

Both she and I have grief enough and trouble enough, but as for regrets – neither of us have any.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “A woman is not old as long as she loves and is loved.” — Vincent van Gogh

A woman is not old as long as she loves and is loved.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “Fortunately for me, I know well enough what I want, and am basically utterly indifferent to the criticism that I work to hurriedly. In answer to that, I have done some things even more hurriedly theses last few days.” — Vincent van Gogh

Fortunately for me, I know well enough what I want, and am basically utterly indifferent to the criticism that I work to hurriedly. In answer to that, I have done some things even more hurriedly theses last few days.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “I hope I shall be able to make some drawings in which there is something human.” — Vincent van Gogh

I hope I shall be able to make some drawings in which there is something human.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “It is the painting that makes me so happy these days.” — Vincent van Gogh

It is the painting that makes me so happy these days.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “But are not this struggle and even the mistakes one may make better, and do they not develop us more, than if we kept systematically away from emotions?” — Vincent van Gogh

But are not this struggle and even the mistakes one may make better, and do they not develop us more, than if we kept systematically away from emotions?

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “In order to work and to become an artist one needs love. At least, one who wants sentiment in his work must in the first place feel it himself, and live with his heart.” — Vincent van Gogh

In order to work and to become an artist one needs love. At least, one who wants sentiment in his work must in the first place feel it himself, and live with his heart.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “Do not become the slave of your model.” — Vincent van Gogh

Do not become the slave of your model.

— Vincent van Gogh



Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “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

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


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “What a splendid thing watercolour is to express atmosphere and distance, so that the figure is surrounded by air and can breathe in it.” — Vincent van Gogh

What a splendid thing watercolour is to express atmosphere and distance, so that the figure is surrounded by air and can breathe in it.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “One must spoil as many canvases as one succeeds with.” — Vincent van Gogh

One must spoil as many canvases as one succeeds with.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “But after all I find in my work an echo of what struck me. I see that nature has told me something, has spoken to me, and that I have put it down in shorthand. In my shorthand there may be words that cannot be deciphered. There may be mistakes or gap.” — Vincent van Gogh

But after all I find in my work an echo of what struck me. I see that nature has told me something, has spoken to me, and that I have put it down in shorthand. In my shorthand there may be words that cannot be deciphered. There may be mistakes or gap.

— 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: “Whoever lives sincerely and encounters much trouble and disappointment without being bowed down is worth more than one who has always sailed before the wind and has only known prosperity.” — Vincent van Gogh

Whoever lives sincerely and encounters much trouble and disappointment without being bowed down is worth more than one who has always sailed before the wind and has only known prosperity.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “That this awareness of my own fallibility will prevent me from making many mistakes doesn’t alter the fact that I’m bound to make a great many mistakes anyway. But if we fall, we get up again!” — Vincent van Gogh

That this awareness of my own fallibility will prevent me from making many mistakes doesn’t alter the fact that I’m bound to make a great many mistakes anyway. But if we fall, we get up again!

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “Life is not long for anybody, and the problem is only to make something of it.” — Vincent van Gogh

Life is not long for anybody, and the problem is only to make something of it.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “At times it is not easy for me to take up living again.” — Vincent van Gogh

At times it is not easy for me to take up living again.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “There certainly is an affinity between a person and his work, but it is not easy to define what this affinity is, and on that question many judge quite wrongly.” — Vincent van Gogh

There certainly is an affinity between a person and his work, but it is not easy to define what this affinity is, and on that question many judge quite wrongly.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “If I were to think of and dwell on disastrous possibilities, I could do nothing. I throw myself headlong into my work, and come up again with my studies.” — Vincent van Gogh

If I were to think of and dwell on disastrous possibilities, I could do nothing. I throw myself headlong into my work, and come up again with my studies.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “I wanted to make people think of a totally different way of living from that which we, educated people, live. I would absolutely not want anyone to find it beautiful or good without a thought.” — Vincent van Gogh

I wanted to make people think of a totally different way of living from that which we, educated people, live. I would absolutely not want anyone to find it beautiful or good without a thought.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “In the fullness of artistic life there is, and remains, and will always come back at times, that homesick longing for the truly ideal life that can never come true.” — Vincent van Gogh

In the fullness of artistic life there is, and remains, and will always come back at times, that homesick longing for the truly ideal life that can never come true.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “I myself am quite absorbed by the delicate yellow, delicate soft green, delicate violet of a ploughed and weeded piece of soil.” — Vincent van Gogh

I myself am quite absorbed by the delicate yellow, delicate soft green, delicate violet of a ploughed and weeded piece of soil.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “To the one party, woman is always heresy and diabolical. To me, the opposite.” — Vincent van Gogh

To the one party, woman is always heresy and diabolical. To me, the opposite.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “It is the language of nature to which one has to listen.” — Vincent van Gogh

It is the language of nature to which one has to listen.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “In a sense I’m glad that I’ve never learned how to paint.” — Vincent van Gogh

In a sense I’m glad that I’ve never learned how to paint.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “Painting as it is now promises to become more subtle – more like music and less like sculpture – and above all it promises color. If only it keeps this promise.” — Vincent van Gogh

Painting as it is now promises to become more subtle – more like music and less like sculpture – and above all it promises color. If only it keeps this promise.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “I always dream a painting like that, with a group of lively figures of the pals.” — Vincent van Gogh

I always dream a painting like that, with a group of lively figures of the pals.

— 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: “I’ve just kept on ceaselessly painting in order to learn painting.” — Vincent van Gogh

I’ve just kept on ceaselessly painting in order to learn painting.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “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

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


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “Sometimes art seems to be something very sublime, and, as you say, something sacred.” — Vincent van Gogh

Sometimes art seems to be something very sublime, and, as you say, something sacred.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “I work as diligently on my canvases as the laborers do in their fields.” — Vincent van Gogh

I work as diligently on my canvases as the laborers do in their fields.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “I believe I do much better for the time being by first copying some good things than by working without that foundation.” — Vincent van Gogh

I believe I do much better for the time being by first copying some good things than by working without that foundation.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “It always strikes me, and it is very peculiar, that, whenever we see the image of indescribable and unutterable desolation – of loneliness, poverty, and misery, the end and extreme of things – the thought of God comes into one’s mind.” — Vincent van Gogh

It always strikes me, and it is very peculiar, that, whenever we see the image of indescribable and unutterable desolation – of loneliness, poverty, and misery, the end and extreme of things – the thought of God comes into one’s mind.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “That I was not suited to commerce or academic study in no way proves that I should also be unfit to be a painter.” — Vincent van Gogh

That I was not suited to commerce or academic study in no way proves that I should also be unfit to be a painter.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “One must learn to read, just as one must learn to see and learn to live.” — Vincent van Gogh

One must learn to read, just as one must learn to see and learn to live.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “A weaver who has to direct and to interweave a great many little threads has no time to philosophize about it, but rather he is so absorbed in his work that he doesn’t think but acts, and he feels how things must go more than he can explain it.” — Vincent van Gogh

A weaver who has to direct and to interweave a great many little threads has no time to philosophize about it, but rather he is so absorbed in his work that he doesn’t think but acts, and he feels how things must go more than he can explain it.

— Vincent van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh Quotes: “The worse I get along with people the more I learn to have faith in Nature and concentrate on her.” — Vincent van Gogh

The worse I get along with people the more I learn to have faith in Nature and concentrate on her.

— Vincent van Gogh

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