Vincent van Gogh Quotes

Who is Vincent van Gogh?

Vincent Van Gogh was a Dutch expressionist painter in the 19th century. Van Gogh died penniless after cutting of his ear in a fit of madness. His artwork became legendary after his death.

Born March 30, 1853
Died July 29, 1890

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Best 22 Quotes by Vincent van Gogh

“Doing little things well is a step toward doing big things better.”

“Exaggerate the essential, leave the obvious vague.”

“Great things do not just happen by impulse, but as a succession of small things linked together.”

“I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.”

“I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.”

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

“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.”

“If one truly loves nature one finds beauty everywhere.”

“If you end up falling in love with someone, it's because of them. If you end up hating someone, it's because of you.”

“In spite of everything, I shall rise again.”

“Normality is a paved road: it's comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.”

“Success is sometimes the outcome of a whole string of failures.”

“The beginning is perhaps more difficult than anything else, but keep heart, it will turn out all right.”

“The great artist is the simplifier.”

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“The more you love, the more you suffer.”

“To suffer without complaint is the only lesson we have to learn in this life.”

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“The world doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?”


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“What is done in love is done well.”

“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”

“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.”

“I would rather die of passion than of boredom.”

“If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.”

“Whoever loves much, performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.”

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