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Vincent Van Gogh
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What is drawing? It is working oneself through an invisible iron wall that seems to stand between what one feels and what one can do. Vincent Van Gogh
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What color is in a picture, enthusiasm is in life. Vincent Van Gogh
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How lovely yellow is! It stands for the sun. Vincent Van Gogh
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Describing Starry Night: Firmament and planets both disappeared, but the mighty breath which gives life to all things and in which all is bound up remained. Vincent Van Gogh
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How rich art is, if one can only remember what one has seen, one is never empty of thoughts or truly lonely, never alone. Vincent Van Gogh
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I often think of you all, one cannot do what one wants in life. The more you feel attached to a spot, the more ruthlessly you are compelled to leave it, but the memories remain, and one remembers - as in a looking glass, darkly - one's absent friends. Vincent Van Gogh
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Art is to console those who are broken by life. Vincent Van Gogh
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How right it is to love flowers and the greenery of pines and ivy and hawthorn hedges; they have been with us from the very beginning. Vincent Van Gogh
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Often whole days pass without my speaking to anyone. Vincent Van Gogh
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I am risking my life for my work, and half my reason has gone. Vincent Van Gogh
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If you work with love and intelligence, you develop a kind of armour against people's opinions, just because of the sincerity of your love for nature and art. Nature is also severe and, to put it that way, hard, but never deceives and always helps you to move forward. Vincent Van Gogh
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The more ugly, old, nasty, ill, and poor I become the more I want to get my own back by producing vibrant, well-arranged, radiant colour. Vincent Van Gogh
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That I was not suited to commerce or academic study in no way proves that I should also be unfit to be a painter. Vincent Van Gogh
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One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul and yet no one ever came to sit by it. Passers-by see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on their way. Vincent Van Gogh
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It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality is more important than the feeling for pictures. Vincent Van Gogh
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One must work and dare if one really wants to live. Vincent Van Gogh
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Conscience is a man's compass. Vincent Van Gogh
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But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things. Vincent Van Gogh
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The best way to know God is to love many things. Vincent Van Gogh
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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 am, which is my life, the power to create. Vincent Van Gogh
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The sunflower is mine, in a way. Vincent Van Gogh
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It is looking at things for a long time that ripens you and gives you a deeper meaning. Vincent Van Gogh
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The only time I feel alive is when I'm painting. Vincent Van Gogh
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I know for sure that I have an instinct for color, and that it will come to me more and more, that painting is in the very marrow of my bones. Vincent Van Gogh
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Cobalt is a divine color and there is nothing as fine for putting an atmosphere round things. Carmine is the red of wine and is warm and lively like wine. The same goes for emerald green too. It's false economy to dispense with them, with those colors. Cadmium as well. Vincent Van Gogh
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Often whole days pass without my speaking to anyone, except to ask for diner or coffee. And it has been like that form the beginning. Vincent Van Gogh
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At times it is not easy for me to take up living again. Vincent Van Gogh
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There is a sun, a light that for want of another word I can only call yellow, pale sulphur yellow, pale golden citron. How lovely yellow is! Vincent Van Gogh
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As long as autumn lasts, I shall not have hands, canvas and colors enough to paint the beautiful things I see. Vincent Van Gogh
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Oh, Theo, why should I change - I used to be very passive and very gentle and quiet - I'm that no longer, but then I'm no longer a child either now - sometimes I feel my own man. Vincent Van Gogh
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One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul and yet no one ever come to sit by it. Passersby see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on the way. Vincent Van Gogh
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I believe that it may happen that one will succeed, and one must not begin to despair, even though defeated here and there; and even though one sometimes feels a kind of decay, though things go differently from the expected, it is necessary to take heart again and new courage. For the great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together. And great things are not something accidental, but must certainly be willed. What is drawing? How does one learn it? It is working through an invisible iron wall that seems to stand between what one feels and what one can do. Vincent Van Gogh
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The majority of (painters), because they aren't colorists, do not see yellow, orange or sulphur in the South (of France) and they call a painter mad if he sees with eyes other than theirs Vincent Van Gogh
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Gauguin says that when sailors have to move a heavy load or raise an anchor, they all sing together to keep them up and give them vim. That's just what artists lack! Vincent Van Gogh
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If the storm within gets too loud, I take a glass too much to stun myself. Vincent Van Gogh
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It interests me tremendously to make copies... I started it by chance and I find it teaches me things. Vincent Van Gogh
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It isn't an easy job to paint oneself - at any rate if it is to be different from a photograph. And you see - this, in my opinion, is the advantage that impressionism possesses over all the other things; it is not banal, and one seeks after a deeper resemblance than the photograph. Vincent Van Gogh
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If I were to think of and dwell on disastrous possibilities, I could do nothing. I throw myself headlong into my work, and come up again with my studies. Vincent Van Gogh
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I want to do drawings which touch some people... In either figure or landscape I wish to express, not sentimental melancholy, but serious sorrow. Vincent Van Gogh
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To save a life is a real and beautiful thing. To make a home for the homeless, yes, it is a thing that must be good; whatever the world may say, it cannot be wrong. Vincent Van Gogh
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When using colors to recreate a general harmony of tones in nature, one loses it by painfully exact imitation. One keeps it by recreating in an equivalent color range, and that may not be exactly, or far from exactly, like the model. Vincent Van Gogh
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One must never let the fire go out in one's soul, but keep it burning. Vincent Van Gogh
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What molting time is to birds, so adversity or misfortune is ... for us humans. Vincent Van Gogh
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I want to get to the point where people say of my work, that man feels deeply. Vincent Van Gogh
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The more ugly, older, more cantankerous, more ill and poorer I become, the more I try to make amends by making my colours more vibrant, more balanced and beaming. Vincent Van Gogh
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In general, and most especially with artists, I pay as much attention to the man who does the work, as to the work itself. Vincent Van Gogh
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The wheat field has ...poetry; it is like a memory of something one has once seen. We can only make our pictures speak. Vincent Van Gogh
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Purity of soul and impurity of body can go together. Vincent Van Gogh
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We must not judge God from this world. It's just a study that didn't come off. It's only a master who could make such a blunder. Vincent Van Gogh
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We take death to reach a star Vincent Van Gogh
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A weaver who has to direct and to interweave a great many little threads has no time to philosophize about it, but rather he is so absorbed in his work that he doesn't think but acts, and he feels how things must go more than he can explain it. Vincent Van Gogh
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Art is but imitation of nature. Vincent Van Gogh
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We have very beautiful bad weather here at present - rain, wind, thunder - but with splendid effects; that's why I like it. Vincent Van Gogh
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You have to first experience what you want to express Vincent Van Gogh
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Let us keep courage and try to be patient and gentle. And let us not mind being eccentric, and make distinction between good and evil. Vincent Van Gogh
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One can never study nature too much and too hard Vincent Van Gogh
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For myself, I declare I don't know anything about it. But the sight of the stars always makes me dream. Vincent Van Gogh
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Painting is a faith and that it brings with it the duty to pay no heed to public opinion - and that in it one conquers by perseverance and not by giving in. Vincent Van Gogh
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Love makes one calmer about things, and that way, one is fit for one's work. Vincent Van Gogh
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If only we try to live sincerely, it will go well with us, even though we are certain to experience real sorrow, and great disappointments, and also will probably commit great faults and do wrong things, but it certainly is true, thatit is better to be high-spirited, even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all too prudent. It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love, is well done. Vincent Van Gogh
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As practice makes perfect, I cannot but make progress; each drawing one makes, each study one paints, is a step forward. Vincent Van Gogh
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It is the language of nature to which one has to listen. Vincent Van Gogh
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The Mediterranean has the color of mackerel, changeable I mean. You don't always know if it is green or violet, you can't even say it's blue, because the next moment the changing reflection has taken on a tint of rose or gray. Vincent Van Gogh
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I wish they would take me as I am. Vincent Van Gogh
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The worse I get along with people the more I learn to have faith in Nature and concentrate on her. Vincent Van Gogh
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Bookstores always remind me that there are good things in this world. Vincent Van Gogh
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It is a sad and very melancholy scene, which must strike everyone who knows and feels that we also have to pass one day through the valley of the shadow of death, and "que la fin de la vie humaine, ce sont des larmes ou des cheveux blancs." What lies beyond this is a great mystery that only God knows, but He has revealed absolutely through His word that there is a resurrection of the dead. Vincent Van Gogh
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Both she and I have grief enough and trouble enough, but as for regrets - neither of us have any. Vincent Van Gogh
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I see more and more that my work goes infinitely better when I am properly fed, and the paints are there, and the studio and all that... I wish I could manage to make you really understand that when you give money to artists, you are yourself doing an artist's work, and that I only want my pictures to be of such a quality that you will not be too dissatisfied with your work. Vincent Van Gogh
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My aim in life is to make pictures and drawings, as many and as well as I can; then, at the end of my life... looking back with love and tender regret, and thinking, 'Oh, the pictures I might have made!' Vincent Van Gogh
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