Quotes by Vincent van Gogh

Let’s not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives and we obey them without realizing it.
– Vincent Van Gogh

The emotions are sometimes so strong that I work without knowing it. The strokes come like speech.
– Vincent van Gogh

Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and more.
– Vincent van Gogh

It’s better to have a gay life of it than to commit suicide.
– Vincent van Gogh

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
– Vincent van Gogh

It is a pity that, as one gradually gains experience, one loses one’s youth.
– Vincent van Gogh

I can’t change the fact that my paintings don’t sell. But the time will come when people will recognize that they are worth more than the value of the paints used in the picture.
– Vincent van Gogh

Art is to console those who are broken by life.
– Vincent van Gogh

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

So often, a visit to a bookshop has cheered me, and reminded me that there are good things in the world.
– 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

The only time I feel alive is when I’m painting.
– Vincent van Gogh

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

I dream my painting and I paint my dream.
– Vincent van Gogh

You can feel the stars and the infinity of the sky since life, in spite of everything, is like a dream.
– Vincent Van Gogh

For my part I know nothing with any certainty but the sight of the stars makes me dream.
– Vincent Van Gogh

Success is sometimes the outcome of a whole string of failures.
– Vincent van Gogh

If you don’t have a dog–at least one–there is not necessarily anything wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life.
– Vincent van Gogh

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.
– Vincent van Gogh

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.
– Vincent van Gogh

The beginning is perhaps more difficult than anything else, but keep heart, it will turn out all right.
– Vincent van Gogh

I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.
– Vincent van Gogh

If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.
– Vincent van Gogh

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

I try more and more to be myself, caring relatively little whether people approve or disapprove.
– 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

What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
– Vincent van Gogh

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

There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
– Vincent van Gogh

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