Best quotes by the Dutch Painter Vincent Van Gogh

Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence.
  • Love

Normality is a paved road: It's comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.
  • normality

I dream my painting and I paint my dream.
  • art

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



The way to know life is to love many things.
  • love

Great things are not something accidental, but must certainly be willed.
  • desire

I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.
  • Art

I don't know anything with certainty, but seeing the stars makes me dream.
  • stars

As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed.
  • strength

I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
  • love

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.
  • love

A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.
  • Goodness

I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate.
  • Adventure

...and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?
  • art

I wish they would only take me as I am.
  • Acceptance

If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
  • art

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

Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion.
  • Art

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
  • Bravery

The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic that to love others.
  • Love

There is no blue without yellow and without orange.
  • Color

Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
  • Success

Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.
  • Artist

Conscience is a man's compass.
  • Conscience

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?
  • Emotions

The best way to know God is to love many things.
  • Love

I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.
  • Art

Even the knowledge of my own fallibility cannot keep me from making mistakes. Only when I fall do I get up again.
  • Mistakes

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.
  • Soul

If you hear a voice within you saying, You are not a painter, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.
  • Confidence


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I dream my painting and I paint my dream.
  • art

I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.
  • Art

I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
  • love

...and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?
  • art

If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
  • art

Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion.
  • Art

Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.
  • Artist

I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.
  • Art

An artist needn't be a clergyman or a churchwarden, but he certainly must have a warm heart for his fellow men.
  • artist

The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others.
  • artistic

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.
  • books

I can't work without a model. I won't say I turn my back on nature ruthlessly in order to turn a study into a picture, arranging the colors, enlarging and simplifying; but in the matter of form I am too afraid of departing from the possible and the true.
  • Art

It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to the feeling for the things themselves, for reality, is more important than the feeling for pictures.
  • Art

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. I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean in the expression of the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs because it sees the sun shining on its cradle.
  • Artist

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Vincent Van Gogh love quotes

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Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence.
  • Love

The way to know life is to love many things.
  • love

I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
  • love

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.
  • love

The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic that to love others.
  • Love

The best way to know God is to love many things.
  • Love

But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.
  • Love

The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others.
  • artistic

I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.
  • love

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 shedding light too, and that is its real function. And love makes one calmer about many things, and that way, one is more fit for one's work.
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...and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?
  • art

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

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.
  • appear

It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality is more important than the feeling for pictures.
  • feeling

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Vincent Van Gogh artist quotes

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Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.
  • Artist

An artist needn't be a clergyman or a churchwarden, but he certainly must have a warm heart for his fellow men.
  • artist

The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others.
  • artistic

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. I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean in the expression of the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs because it sees the sun shining on its cradle.
  • Artist

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I dream my painting and I paint my dream.
  • art

I don't know anything with certainty, but seeing the stars makes me dream.
  • stars

For my own part, I declare I know nothing whatever about it. But to look at the stars always makes me dream, as simply as I dream over the black dots of a map representing towns and villages. Why, I ask myself, should the shining dots of the sky not be as accessible as the black dots on the map of France? If we take the train to get to Tarascon or Rouen, we take death to reach a star. One thing undoubtedly true in this reasoning is this: that while we are alive we cannot get to a star, any more than when we are dead we can take the train.
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But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.
  • Love

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.
  • again

The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
  • ashore

An artist needn't be a clergyman or a churchwarden, but he certainly must have a warm heart for his fellow men.
  • artist



How can I be useful, of what service can I be? There is something inside me, what can it be?
  • inside

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

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
  • all

There may be a great fire in our hearts, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke.
  • comes

The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others.
  • artistic

I'm such a nobody.
  • nobody

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

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.
  • Excellence

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.
  • appear

How can I be useful, of what service can I be There is something inside me, what can it be

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.
  • books

I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.
  • love

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 shedding light too, and that is its real function. And love makes one calmer about many things, and that way, one is more fit for one's work.
  • love

I can't work without a model. I won't say I turn my back on nature ruthlessly in order to turn a study into a picture, arranging the colors, enlarging and simplifying; but in the matter of form I am too afraid of departing from the possible and the true.
  • Art

It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to the feeling for the things themselves, for reality, is more important than the feeling for pictures.
  • Art

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. I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean in the expression of the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs because it sees the sun shining on its cradle.
  • Artist

The Mediterranean has the color of mackerel, changeable I mean. You don't always know if it is green or violet, you can't even say it's blue, because the next moment the changing reflection has taken on a tint of rose or gray.
  • Color

For my own part, I declare I know nothing whatever about it. But to look at the stars always makes me dream, as simply as I dream over the black dots of a map representing towns and villages. Why, I ask myself, should the shining dots of the sky not be as accessible as the black dots on the map of France? If we take the train to get to Tarascon or Rouen, we take death to reach a star. One thing undoubtedly true in this reasoning is this: that while we are alive we cannot get to a star, any more than when we are dead we can take the train.
  • Dreams

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.
  • Reality

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.
  • create

It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality is more important than the feeling for pictures.
  • feeling

Poetry surrounds us everywhere.
  • poetry

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


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