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The Best Vincent Van Gogh Quotes  

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What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything? Vincent van Gogh
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Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence. Vincent van Gogh
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michaelj72 added Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and more.
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The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic that to love others. Vincent van Gogh
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Conscience is a man's compass. Vincent van Gogh
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If you hear a voice within you saying, You are not a painter, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. Vincent van Gogh
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Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together. Vincent van Gogh
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I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate. Vincent van Gogh
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The best way to know God is to love many things. Vincent van Gogh
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michaelj72 added The way to know life is to love many things.
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michaelj72 added When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word - religion. Then I go out and paint the stars.
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michaelj72 added I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.
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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
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There is no blue without yellow and without orange. Vincent van Gogh
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AlexisTorres added nothing last forever, treasure it
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Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model. Vincent van Gogh
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A good picture is equivalent to a good deed. Vincent van Gogh
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michaelj72 added Be clearly aware of the stars and infinity on high. Then life seems almost enchanted after all.
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michaelj72 added It is good to 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 well done.
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michaelj72 added Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
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michaelj72 added Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion.
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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
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I can't work without a model. I won't say I turn my back on nature ruthlessly in order to turn a study into a picture, arranging the colors, enlarging and simplifying; but in the matter of form I am too afraid of departing from the possible and the true. Vincent van Gogh
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The Mediterranean has the color of mackerel, changeable I mean. You don't always know if it is green or violet, you can't even say it's blue, because the next moment the changing reflection has taken on a tint of rose or gray. Vincent van Gogh
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michaelj72 added Love always brings difficulties, that is true, but the good side of it is that it gives energy.