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34 Vincent van Gogh Quotes That Have Nothing To Do With Painting

Vincent Van Gogh is a phenomenal painter who is mostly recognized by her one of a kind painting, “Monalisa”. He wasn’t successful in his lifetime but his work has left a mark in the art world. He is currently one of the most influential artists of all time.

  1. “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
  2.  “As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed.” – Vincent van Gogh
  3. “But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.” – Vincent van Gogh
  4. “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
  5. “Conscience is a man’s compass” – Vincent van Gogh
  6. “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
  7. “For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.” – Vincent van Gogh
  8. “For the great doesn’t happen through impulse alone, and is a succession of little things that are brought together.” – Vincent van Gogh
  9. “Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.” – Vincent van Gogh
  10. “How can I be useful, of what service can I be? There is something inside me, what can it be?” – Vincent van Gogh
  11. “I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate.” – Vincent van Gogh
  12. “I am still far from being what I want to be, but with God’s help I shall succeed.” – Vincent van Gogh
  13. “I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.” – Vincent van Gogh
  14. “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
  15. “I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people” – Vincent van Gogh
  16. “I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.” – Vincent van Gogh
  17. “I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.” – Vincent van Gogh
  18. “I wish they would only take me as I am.” – Vincent van Gogh
  19. “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.” – Vincent van Gogh
  20. “It always strikes me, and it is very peculiar, that when we see the image of indescribable and unutterable desolation – of loneliness, of poverty and misery, the end of all things, or their extreme – then rises in our mind the thought of God.”
  21. “It is better to be high-spirited even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all to prudent.” – Vincent van Gogh
  22. “Love always brings difficulties, that is true, but the good side of it is that it gives energy.” – Vincent van Gogh
  23. “Love is eternal – the aspect may change, but not the essence. 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. The lamp was there and was a good lamp, but now it is shed” – Vincent van Gogh
  24. “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
  25. “Occasionally, in times of worry, I’ve longed to be stylish, but on second thought I say no—just let me be myself—and express rough, yet true things with rough workmanship.” – Vincent van Gogh
  26. “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.” – Vincent van Gogh
  27. “One must work and dare if one really wants to live.” – Vincent van Gogh
  28. “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
  29. “The more I think about it,the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others” – Vincent van Gogh
  30. “The way to know life is to love many things.” – Vincent van Gogh
  31. “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.” – Vincent van Gogh
  32. “What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?” – Vincent van Gogh
  33. “You write in your letter something which I sometimes feel also: Sometimes I do not know how I shall pull through.” – Vincent van Gogh
  34. Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.” – “Vincent van Gogh

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