Bob Ross Quotes

Who is Bob Ross?

Bob Ross was a legendary American painter and tv personality. He philosophized while painting on television. Well, he didn't paint ON television of course, but on a canvas, but you get the picture.

Born October 29, 1942
Died July 04, 1995

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Best 40 Quotes by Bob Ross | Page 1 of 2

“All you need to paint is a few tools, a little instruction, and a vision in your mind.”

“Anytime you learn, you gain.”

“Be so very light. Be a gentle whisper.”

“Believe that you can do it cause you can do it.”

“Go out on a limb — that’s where the fruit is.”

“I guess I’m a little weird. I like to talk to trees and animals. That’s okay though; I have more fun than most people.”

“I started painting as a hobby when I was little. I didn't know I had any talent. I believe talent is just a pursued interest. Anybody can do what I do.”

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“If I paint something, I don't want to have to explain what it is.”

“If you do too much, it’s going to lose its effectiveness.”

“Isn’t it fantastic that you can change your mind and create all these happy things?”

“It’s so important to do something every day that will make you happy.”

“Make love to the canvas.”

“Painting will bring a lot of good thoughts to your heart.”

“Talent is a pursued interest. Anything that you’re willing to practice, you can do.”

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“The secret to doing anything is believing that you can do it. Anything that you believe you can do strong enough, you can do. Anything. As long as you believe.”

“There's nothing in the world that breeds success like success.”

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“There's nothing wrong with having a tree as a friend.”

“This is your world. You’re the creator.”

“We don't make mistakes, just happy little accidents.”

“We don’t laugh because we feel good, we feel good because we laugh.”

“We want happy paintings. If you want sad things, watch the news.”

“You can have anything you want in the world — once you help everyone around you get what they want.”

The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross Quotes

“Every day is a good day when you paint.”

The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross

“How do you make a round circle with a square knife? That’s your challenge for the day.”

The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross

“I can't think of anything more rewarding than being able to express yourself to others through painting. Exercising the imagination, experimenting with talents, being creative; these things, to me, are truly the windows to your soul.”

The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross

“I really believe that if you practice enough you could paint the 'Mona Lisa' with a two-inch brush.”

The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross

“I remember when my Dad told me as a kid, ‘If you want to catch a rabbit, stand behind a tree and make a noise like a carrot. Then when the rabbit comes by you grab him.’ Works pretty good until you try to figure out what kind of noise a carrot makes…”

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“I think there’s an artist hidden at the bottom of every single one of us.”

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“In nature, dead trees are just as normal as live trees.”

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“In painting, you have unlimited power. You have the ability to move mountains. You can bend rivers. But when I get home, the only thing I have power over is the garbage.”

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