Vincent Van Gogh quotes

Born
30 March 1853 Zundert, Netherlands.

Died
29 July 1890.

Occupation
Painter.

Vincent Van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. In just over a decade he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, most of them in the last two years of his life.

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
How can I be useful, of what service can I be? There is something inside me, what can it be?
– Vincent Van Gogh
I wish they would only take me as I am.
– Vincent Van Gogh
I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.
– Vincent Van Gogh
But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.
– Vincent Van Gogh
I see drawings and pictures in the poorest of huts and the dirtiest of corners.
– Vincent Van Gogh
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
– Vincent Van Gogh
A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.
– Vincent Van Gogh
Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter’s soul.
– Vincent Van Gogh
There is no blue without yellow and without orange.
– Vincent Van Gogh
The best way to know God is to love many things.
– Vincent Van Gogh
Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.
– 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
One must work and dare if one really wants to live.
– Vincent Van Gogh
Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is, alas, not so easy as looking at it.
– 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
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
I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.
– 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
Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion.
– 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
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
I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.
– 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 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
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
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
For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.
– Vincent Van Gogh
Conscience is a man’s compass.
– Vincent Van Gogh
I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
– Vincent Van Gogh
The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others.
– Vincent Van Gogh