Vincent van Gogh Quotes

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The beginning is perhaps more difficult than anything else, but keep heart, it will turn out all right. — Vincent van Gogh Letter to Theo, 1873

Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together. — Vincent van Gogh

I don’t know anything with certainty, but seeing the stars makes me dream. — Vincent van Gogh

Just slap anything on when you see a blank canvas staring you in the face like some imbecile. You don’t know how paralyzing that is, that stare of a blank canvas is, which says to the painter, ‘You can’t do a thing’. The canvas has an idiotic stare and mesmerizes some painters so much that they turn into idiots themselves. Many painters are afraid in front of the blank canvas, but the blank canvas is afraid of the real, passionate painter who dares and who has broken the spell of `you can’t’ once and for all. — Vincent van Gogh

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

I would rather die of passion than of boredom. — Vincent van Gogh

There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. — 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

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

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