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Appreciation to Vincent van Gogh

VINCENT VAN GOGH QUOTES


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

Art is something which, although produced by human hands, is not created by these hands alone, but something which wells up from a deeper source in our souls. Vincent van Gogh

By working hard, old man, I hope to make something good one day. I haven't yet, but I am pursuing it and fighting for it. Vincent van Gogh

What am I in the eyes of most people--a nonentity, an eccentric, or an unpleasant person--somebody who has no position in society and will never have; in short, the lowest of the low. All right, then--even if that were absolutely true, then I should one day like to show by my work what such an eccentric, such a nobody, has in his heart. That is my ambition, based less on resentment than on love in spite of everything, based more on a feeling of serenity than on passion. Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me. I see paintings or drawings in the poorest cottages, in the dirtiest corners. And my mind is driven towards these things with an irresistible momentum.
Vincent van Gogh

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

For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream. Vincent van Gogh

If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere. Vincent van Gogh

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

The best way to know God is to love many things. Vincent van Gogh

I dream of painting and then I paint my dream. Vincent van Gogh

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
Vincent van Gogh

I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day. Vincent van Gogh

Be clearly aware of the stars and infinity on high. Then life seems almost enchanted after all. Vincent van Gogh

Normality is a paved road. Itís comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it. Vincent van Gogh

Close friends are truly life's treasures. Sometimes they know us better than we know ourselves. With gentle honesty, they are there to guide and support us, to share our laughter and our tears. Their presence reminds us that we are never really alone. 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.
Vincent van Gogh

A great fire burns within me, but no one stops to warm themselves at it, and passers-by only see a wisp of smoke. Vincent van Gogh

I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart. Vincent van Gogh

I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.
Vincent van Gogh

If I am worth anything later, I am worth something now. For wheat is wheat, even if people think it is a grass in the beginning. Vincent van Gogh

It is with the reading of books the same as with looking at pictures; one must, without doubt, without hesitations, with assurance, admire what is beautiful.
Vincent van Gogh

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

I try more and more to be myself, caring relatively little whether people approve or disapprove. Vincent van Gogh

Art is to console those who are broken by life. Vincent van Gogh

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
Vincent van Gogh



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