Vincent van Gogh Quotes

Who on Earth is Vincent van Gogh?

Vincent Van Gogh was a Dutch expressionist painter who 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

Books by Vincent van Gogh


Best 22 Quotes by Vincent van Gogh

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

Vincent van Gogh

“Exaggerate the essential, leave the obvious vague.”

Vincent van Gogh

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

Vincent van Gogh

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

Vincent van Gogh

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

Vincent van Gogh

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

Vincent van Gogh

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

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

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

Vincent van Gogh

“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.”

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

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

Vincent van Gogh

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

Vincent van Gogh

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

Vincent van Gogh

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

Vincent van Gogh

“The great artist is the simplifier.”

Vincent van Gogh

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

Vincent van Gogh

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

Vincent van Gogh

“What is done in love is done well.”

Vincent van Gogh

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

Vincent van Gogh

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

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