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Vincent Van Gogh Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Vincent Van Gogh Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

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

Related topics: Art

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

I wish they would only take me as I am.
- Vincent Van Gogh

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

 

I see drawings and pictures in the poorest of huts
and the dirtiest of corners.
- Vincent Van Gogh

A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.
- Vincent Van Gogh

There is no blue without yellow and without orange.
- Vincent Van Gogh


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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.
- Vincent Van Gogh

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

The way to know life is to love many things.
- Vincent Van Gogh

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

Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is,
alas, not so easy as looking at it.
- Vincent Van Gogh

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

One must work and dare if one really wants to live.
- Vincent Van Gogh

But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.
- Vincent Van Gogh

The more I think about it, the more I realize there
is nothing more artistic that to love others.
- Vincent Van Gogh

It is better to be high-spirited even though one makes more mistakes,
than to be narrow-minded and all too prudent.
- Vincent Van Gogh

Love always brings difficulties, that is true,
but the good side of it is that it gives energy.
- Vincent Van Gogh

I put my heart and my soul into my work,
and have lost my mind in the process.
- Vincent Van Gogh

I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.
- Vincent Van Gogh

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

Conscience is a man's compass.
- Vincent Van Gogh

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.
- Vincent Van Gogh

I am still far from being what I want to be,
but with God's help I shall succeed.
- Vincent Van Gogh

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

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

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

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

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

Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul.
- Vincent Van Gogh

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

If boyhood and youth are but vanity,
must it not be our ambition to become men?
- Vincent Van Gogh

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

Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination;
do not become the slave of your model.
- Vincent Van Gogh

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

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

Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion.
- Vincent Van Gogh

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.
- Vincent Van Gogh

Like everyone else I feel the need of relations and friendship,
of affection, of friendly intercourse,
and I am not made of stone or iron,
so I cannot miss these things without feeling,
as does any other intelligent man, a void and deep need.
I tell you this to let you know how much good your visit has done me.
- Vincent Van Gogh

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.
- Vincent Van Gogh

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As you awaken,
may your dreams greet you by name,
and may you answer, "Yes!"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Don't die with your music still inside you.
Listen to your intuitive inner voice
and find what passion stirs your soul.
- Wayne Dyer

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked,
in which you can walk with love and reverence.
- Henry David Thoreau

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
- Bill Cosby

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.
- Garrison Keillor

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

By letting it go it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
- Henry David Thoreau

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln


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