Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence.
I dream my painting and I paint my dream.
Normality is a paved road: It's comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.
The way to know life is to love many things.
A great fire burns within me, but no one stops to warm themselves at it, and passers-by only see a wisp of smoke.
I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.
I would rather die of passion than of boredom.
I don't know anything with certainty, but seeing the stars makes me dream.
Great things are not something accidental, but must certainly be willed.
As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed.
Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.
I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.
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.
A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.
...and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?
No one respects a talent that is concealed.
I wish they would only take me as I am.
I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate.
Normality is a paved road: It's comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow.
If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word - religion. Then I go out and paint the stars.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
Nothing is as peevish and pedantic as men's judgments of one another.
We adore chaos because we love to produce order.
A nail is driven out by another nail. Habit is overcome by habit.
There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
Time takes away the grief of men.
Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion.
The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic that to love others.
The best way to know God is to love many things.
Joy runs deeper than despair
Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.
Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.
Conscience is a man's compass.
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
Concealed talent brings no reputation.
When I get a little money, I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.
Even the knowledge of my own fallibility cannot keep me from making mistakes.
Only when I fall do I get up again.
There is peace even in the storm.
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?
Man's mind is so formed that it is far more susceptible to falsehood than to truth.
If you hear a voice within you saying, You are not a painter, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.
There is no blue without yellow and without orange.
How can I be useful, of what service can I be? There is something inside me, what can it be?
Worry is a cycle of inefficient thoughts whirling around a center of fear.
I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.
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.
But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.
Child, you have to learn to see things in the right proportions.
Learn to see great things great and small things small.
Freedom is a universal value.
An artist needn't be a clergyman or a churchwarden, but he certainly must have a warm heart for his fellow men.
In spite of everything I shall rise again: I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing.
I often think that the night is more alive and richly colored than the day.
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.
Let God's promises shine on your problems.