Vincent Van Gogh Quotes & Wallpapers

Vincent Van Gogh
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Drawing is the root of everything, and the time spent on that is actually all profit. Vincent Van Gogh
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My sketchbook is a witness of what I am experiencing, scribbling things whenever they happen. Vincent Van Gogh
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Love a friend, love a wife, something, whatever you like, but one must love with a lofty and serious intimate sympathy, with strength, with intelligence, and one must always try to know deeper, better, and more. Vincent Van Gogh
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I work as diligently on my canvases as the laborers do in their fields. Vincent Van Gogh
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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
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I am still far from being what I want to be, but with God's help I shall succeed. Vincent Van Gogh
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The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore. Vincent Van Gogh
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There is no blue without yellow and without orange. Vincent Van Gogh
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I wish they would only take me as I am. Vincent Van Gogh
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I see drawings and pictures in the poorest of huts and the dirtiest of corners. Vincent Van Gogh
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It's better to have a gay life of it than to commit suicide. Vincent Van Gogh
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One of the reasons why I have no regular job, and why I have not had a regular job for years, is quite simply that my ideas differ from those of the gentlemen who hand out the jobs to individuals who think as they do. It is not just a question of my appearance, which is what they have sanctimoniously reproached me with. It goes deeper, I do assure you. 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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What lives in art and is eternally living, is first of all the painter and then the painting. Vincent Van Gogh
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You will say that everyone has seen landscapes and figures from childhood on. The question is: Has everybody also been reflexive as a child? Has everybody who has seen them also loved heath, fields, meadows, woods, and the snow and the rain and the s. Vincent Van Gogh
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Painting it was hard graft... in addition red, yellow, brown ochre, black, terra sienna, bistre, and the result is a red-brown that varies from bistre to deep wine-red and to pale, blond reddish... Vincent Van Gogh
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I want to paint men and women with that something of the external which the halo used to symbolize, and which we now seek to give by the actual radiance and vibrancy of our colorings. Vincent Van Gogh
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I work even in the middle of the day, in the full sunshine, and I enjoy it like a cicada. Vincent Van Gogh
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If one were to say but few words, though ones with meaning, one would do better than to say many that were only empty sounds, and just as easy to utter as they were of little use. Vincent Van Gogh
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Life is not long for anybody, and the problem is only to make something of it. Vincent Van Gogh
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Do you know that drawing with words is also an art... ? Vincent Van Gogh
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But you people do not understand me, and I am afraid you never will. Vincent Van Gogh
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Love is something eternal. Vincent Van Gogh
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Everywhere we look, complex magic of nature blazes before our eyes. Vincent Van Gogh
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... life is too short to do the whole. Vincent Van Gogh
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It is only too true that a lot of artists are mentally ill - it's a life which, to put it mildly, makes one an outsider. I'm all right when I completely immerse myself in work, but I'll always remain half crazy. Vincent Van Gogh
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Whoever lives sincerely and encounters much trouble and disappointment without being bowed down is worth more than one who has always sailed before the wind and has only known prosperity. Vincent Van Gogh
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The laws of color are unutterably beautiful, just because they are not accidental. Vincent Van Gogh
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You can't be at the pole and the equator at the same time. You must choose your own line, as I hope to do, and it will probably be color. Vincent Van Gogh
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There was a sentence in your letter that struck me, "I wish I were far away from everything, I am the cause of all, and bring only sorrow to everybody, I alone have brought all this misery on myself and others." These words struck me because that same feeling, just the same, not more nor less, is also on my conscience. Vincent Van Gogh
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We feel lonely now and then and long for friends and think we should be quite different and happier if we found a friend of whom we might say: "He is the one." But you, too, will begin to learn that there is much self-deception behind this longing; if we yielded too much to it, it would lead us from the road. Vincent Van Gogh
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Seek only light and freedom and do not immerse yourself too deeply in the worldly mire. Vincent Van Gogh
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Admire as much as you can. Most people do not admire enough. Vincent Van Gogh
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I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart. Vincent Van Gogh
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I can't change the fact that my paintings don't sell. But the time will come when people will recognize that they are worth more than the value of the paints used in the picture. Vincent Van Gogh
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To know life, one must love many things. Vincent Van Gogh
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The canvas has an idiotic stare and mesmerises some painters so much that they turn into idiots themselves. Vincent Van Gogh
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But you must love with a sublime , genuine , profound sympathy , with devotion, with intelligence , and you must try all the time to understand Him more, better and yet more. That will lead to God , that will lead to an unshakeable faith . Vincent Van Gogh
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At present I absolutely want to paint a starry sky. It often seems to me that night is still more richly coloured than the day; having hues of the most intense violets, blues and greens. If only you pay attention to it you will see that certain stars are lemon-yellow, others pink or a green, blue and forget-me-not brilliance. And without my expatiating on this theme it is obvious that putting little white dots on the blue-black is not enough to paint a starry sky. Vincent Van Gogh
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The diseases that we civilized people labor under most are melancholy and pessimism. Vincent Van Gogh
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To exaggerate the fairness of hair, I come even to orange tones, chromes and pale yellow ... I make a plain background of the richest, intensest blue that I can contrive, and by this simple combination of the bright head against the rich blue background, I get a mysterious effect, like a star in the depths of an azure sky. Vincent Van Gogh
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I am an artist... It's self-evident that what that word implies is looking for something all the time without ever finding it in full. It is the opposite of saying, 'I know all about it. I've already found it.' As far as I'm concerned, the word means, 'I am looking. I am hunting for it. I am deeply involved.' Vincent Van Gogh
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To try to understand the real significance of what the great artists, the serious masters, tell us in their masterpieces, that leads to God; one man wrote or told it in a book; another, in a picture. Vincent Van Gogh
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Since visiting the abatoirs of S. France I have stopped eating meat. Vincent Van Gogh
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In spite of everything, I shall rise again Vincent Van Gogh
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By working hard, old man, I hope to make something good one day. I haven't yet, but I am pursuing it and fighting for it . . . . Vincent Van Gogh
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If one hasn't a horse, one is one's own horse. Vincent Van Gogh
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If one feels the need of something grand, something infinite, something that makes one feel aware of God, one need not go far to find it. Vincent Van Gogh
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When we are working at a difficult task and strive after a good thing, we are fighting a righteous battle, the direct reward of which is that we are kept from much evil. As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed. Indeed life is a have to defend and protect ourselves, and with a cheerful and brace spirit we must battle; we plan and calculate in order to make progress. Vincent Van Gogh
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Just dash something down if you see a blank canvas staring at you with a certain imbecility. You do not know how paralyzing it is, that staring of a blank canvas which says to the painter: you don't know anything. Vincent Van Gogh
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Ah! Portraiture, portraiture with the thought, the soul of the model in it, that is what I think must come. Vincent Van Gogh
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I myself believe that there is in every painter's life a period of making absurdities. In my case I think that period is already long past. Vincent Van Gogh
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To express hope by some star, the eagerness of a soul by a sunset radiance. Certainly there is nothing in that of stereoscopic realism, but is it not something that actually exists? Vincent Van Gogh
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I do not intend to spare myself, not to avoid emotions or difficulties. I don't care much whether I live a longer or shorter time... the world concerns me only in so far as I feel a certain debt toward it, because I have walked on this earth for thirty years, and out of gratitude I want to leave some souvenir. Vincent Van Gogh
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What a splendid thing watercolour is to express atmosphere and distance, so that the figure is surrounded by air and can breathe in it. Vincent Van Gogh
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Spring is the fresh green of young corn and the pink blush of blossoms. Autumn contrasts the yellowed foilage with violet hues. Winter is the white of snow against its black forms ... Summer is the contrast of blues and the golden bronze of the corn. Vincent Van Gogh
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If I did not succeed I still thought that what I had worked on would be continued. Not immediately. But there are others who believe in things that are true. Vincent Van Gogh
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To stick to the present and not let it pass without drawing some profit from it, that's what I think duty is. ...let us perservere as far as we can rather today than tomorrow. Vincent Van Gogh
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Try to walk as much as you can, and keep your love for nature, for that is the true way to learn to understand art more and more. Painters understand nature and love her and teach us to see her. If one really loves nature, one can find beauty everywhere. Vincent Van Gogh
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I am always in the hope to express the love of two lovers by a marriage of two complementary colors - colors which marry each other... complement each other as a man and a woman do. Vincent Van Gogh
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The sight of stars always sets me dreaming just as naively as those black dots on a map set me dreaming of towns and villages. Why should these points of light in the firmament, I wonder, be less accessible than the dark ones on the map of France? We take a train to go to Torascon or Roven and we take death to a star. Vincent Van Gogh
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Find things beautiful as much as you can, most people find too little beautiful. 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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Exaggerate the essential, leave the obvious vague. Vincent Van Gogh
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I think that I still have it in my heart someday to paint a bookshop with the front yellow and pink in the evening...like a light in the midst of the darkness. Vincent Van Gogh
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Love is eternal - the aspect may change, but not the essence. There is the same difference in a person before and after he is in love as there is in an unlighted lamp and one that is burning. The lamp was there and was a good lamp, but now it is shedding light too, and that is its real function. And love makes one calmer about many things, and that way, one is more fit for one's work. Vincent Van Gogh
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I feel a certain calm. There is safety in the midst of danger. What would life be if we didn't dare to take things in hand? Vincent Van Gogh
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An artist need not be a minister or a collector in church, but he must have a warm heart for people, and I find it a noble thing that, for example, no winter passed without The Graphic doing something to keep alive sympathy for the poor. Vincent Van Gogh
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To die for the sake of dying - I prefer to die of passion than to die of boredom! Vincent Van Gogh
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But are not this struggle and even the mistakes one may make better, and do they not develop us more, than if we kept systematically away from emotions? Vincent Van Gogh
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