Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence.— Vincent Van Gogh
The most scandalous Vincent Van Gogh quotes that will add value to your life
I dream my painting and I paint my dream.
Your profession is not what brings home your weekly paycheck, your profession is what you're put here on earth to do, with such passion and such intensity that it becomes spiritual in calling.
If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
Admire more. Most people don't admire enough.
Normality is a paved road: It's comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.
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.
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• Quotes about Love
Art is to console those who are broken by life.
There is peace even in the storm.
How lovely yellow is! It stands for the sun.
The way to know life is to love many things.
I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.
I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.
If one truly loves nature one finds beauty everywhere.
A great fire burns within me, but no one stops to warm themselves at it, and passers-by only see a wisp of smoke.
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.
Love always brings difficulties, that is true, but the good side of it is that it gives energy.
I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.
I don't know anything with certainty, but seeing the stars makes me dream.
I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.
I have nature and art and poetry and if that is not enough, what is?
There is no blue without yellow and without orange.
As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed.
Color in a picture is like enthusiasm in life.
I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.
Great things are not something accidental, but must certainly be willed.
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
There is peace even in the storm
Yellow is capable of charming God.
When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word - religion. Then I go out and paint the stars.
For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
An artist needn't be a clergyman or a churchwarden, but he certainly must have a warm heart for his fellow men.
...and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?
As practice makes perfect, I cannot but make progress;
each drawing one makes, each study one paints, is a step forward.
So often, a visit to a bookshop has cheered me, and reminded me that there are good things in the world.
What is done in love is done well.
It is better to be high-spirited even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all too prudent.
Let’s not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives and we obey them without realizing it.
My sketchbook is a witness of what I am experiencing, scribbling things whenever they happen.
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.
But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.
I have played hell somewhat with the truthfulness of the colours.
I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
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.
Do you know what makes the prison disappear? Every deep, genuine affection.
Being friends, being brothers, loving, that is what opens the prison, with supreme power, by some magic force. Without these one stays dead. But whenever affection is revived, there life revives.
I never get tired of the blue sky.
The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths it has its pearls too
It is only too true that a lot of artists are mentally ill - it's a life which, to put it mildly, makes one an outsider. I'm all right when I completely immerse myself in work, but I'll always remain half crazy.
The more you love, the more you suffer.
The only time I feel alive is when I'm painting.
But you people do not understand me, and I am afraid you never will.
In spite of everything, I shall rise again
Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and more.
Exaggerate the essential, leave the obvious vague.
I am a fanatic! I feel a power within me...a fire that I may not quench, but must keep ablaze.