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Shop All Products. Related Articles. Sponsored Content. More on My Modern Met. It is not only by one's impulses that one achieves greatness, but also by patiently filing away the steel wall that separates what one feels from what one is capable of doing. How rich art is, if one can only remember what one has seen, one is never empty of thoughts or truly lonely, never alone. That I was not suited to commerce or academic study in no way proves that I should also be unfit to be a painter. The victory one would gain after a whole life of work and effort is better than one that is gained sooner.
I work as diligently on my canvases as the laborers do in their fields. It must be good to die in the knowledge that one has done some truthful work I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. 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, which is my life, the power to create.
I wanted to make people think of a totally different way of living from that which we, educated people, live. I would absolutely not want anyone to find it beautiful or good without a thought. Many painters are afraid of the blank canvas, but the blank canvas is afraid of the painter who dares and who has broken the spell of 'you can't' once and for all. I hope to depart in no other way than looking back with love and wistfulness and thinking, oh paintings that I would have made..
One begins by plaguing oneself to no purpose in order to be true to nature, and one concludes by working quietly from one's own palette alone, and then nature is the result. There are two ways of reasoning about painting: how to do it and how not to do it; how to d it with great deal of drawing and not much colour, how not to do it with a great deal of colour and not much drawing.
Quick Facts. Here are a few inspirational quotes by the famous painter Vincent van Gogh. Listed In: Painters. Quotes by Famous People. Vincent van Gogh. I dream my painting and I paint my dream. There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. A great fire burns within me, but no one stops to warm themselves at it, and passers-by only see a wisp of smoke Me.
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Nature Art I. I would rather die of passion than of boredom. You Will. Heart Soul I. Think I. What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything? The sadness will last forever. I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart. Heart I. Beautiful Books.
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If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere. You Love Nature Will. I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things. Love Think God I. You Time. Art I. Will Heart. Art is to console those who are broken by life. Life Art. Exaggerate the essential, leave the obvious vague.
I wish they would take me as I am. La tristesse durera toujours. The only time I feel alive is when I'm painting. Time I. There is peace even in the storm Peace. Change Time Will I.
I will not live without love. Love Will I. To suffer without complaint is the only lesson we have to learn in this life Life. Someday death will take us to another star. Death Will. I'm such a nobody.
Will I. The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths it has its pearls too Like Heart. The sunflower is mine, in a way. Only when I fall do I get up again. Experience Nature Beautiful I. Need I. You Life. Love Nature Art. Think Heart I. Admire as much as you can. Most people do not admire enough.
What is done in love is done well.
One must work and dare if one really wants to live. The best way to know life is to love many things Life Love. Life Heart.
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What color is in a picture, enthusiasm is in life. You I. We spent our whole lives in unconsous excercise of the art of expressing our thoughts with the help of words Art. The lamps are burning and the starry sky is over it all. Success is sometimes the outcome of a whole string of failures. An artist needn't be a clergyman or a church warden, but he must have a warm heart for his fellow men Heart.
We are surrounded by poetry on all sides Beautiful I. Me Music I. To do good work one must eat well, be well housed, have one's fling from time to time, smoke one's pipe, and drink one's coffee in peace Time Peace. It's better to have a gay life of it than to commit suicide.
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The more you love, the more you suffer You Love. Never Alone Art. I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate.