Vincent Van Gogh Quotes & Wallpapers

Vincent Van Gogh
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A good picture is equivalent to a good deed. Vincent Van Gogh
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I am a fanatic! I feel a power within me...a fire that I may not quench, but must keep ablaze. Vincent Van Gogh
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People are often unable to do anything, imprisoned as they are in I don't know what kind of terrible, terrible, oh such terrible cage. Vincent Van Gogh
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One of the hardest things to do is to paint darkness which nonetheless has light in it. Vincent Van Gogh
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I painted two pictures of myself lately, one of which has rather the true character ... I always think photographs abominable, and I don't like to have them around, particularly not those of persons I know and love.... photographic portraits wither much sooner than we ourselves do, whereas the painted portrait is a thing which is felt, done with love or respect for the human being that is portrayed. Vincent Van Gogh
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I long so much to make beautiful things. But beautiful things require effort and disappointment and perseverance. Vincent Van Gogh
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There is no such thing as an ugly woman. Vincent Van Gogh
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I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. Vincent Van Gogh
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Painting as it is now promises to become more subtle - more like music and less like sculpture - and above all it promises color. If only it keeps this promise. Vincent Van Gogh
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It is the painting that makes me so happy these days. Vincent Van Gogh
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I believe so... Don't accuse anybody else. Vincent Van Gogh
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It may be true that there is no God here, but there must be one not far off, and at such a moment one feels His presence; which comes to the same as saying (and I readily give this sincere profession of faith): I believe in God, and that it is His wi Vincent Van Gogh
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I devour nature ceaselessly. I exaggerate, sometimes I make changes in the subject; but still I don't invent the whole picture. On the contrary, I find it already there. It's a question of picking out what one wants from nature. Vincent Van Gogh
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Art demands constant observation. Vincent Van Gogh
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Oh! I must somehow manage to do a figure in a few strokes. Vincent Van Gogh
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There are so many people, especially among our comrades, who imagine that words are nothing - on the contrary, isn't it true that saying a thing well is as interesting and as difficult as painting it? Vincent Van Gogh
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I was certainly going the right way for a stroke when I left Paris. I paid for it nicely afterwards! When I stopped drinking, when I stopped smoking so much, when I began to think again instead of trying not to think - Good Lord, the depression and the prostration of it! Work in these magnificent natural surroundings (Arles) has restored my morale, but even now some efforts are too much for me: my strength fails me... Vincent Van Gogh
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For loneliness, worries, difficulties, the unsatisfied need for kindness and sympathy - that is what is hard to bear... Vincent Van Gogh
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Ah! My dear friend painting is to us what the music of Berlioz and Wagner was before us - a consolatory art for sore hearts! And yet there are only a few like you and me who feel it!!! Vincent Van Gogh
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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
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I am astonished at the high prices paid for works by painters who are dead, prices none of them could expect when they were alive. It is a kind of tulip trade, in which living painters suffer but do not profit. Vincent Van Gogh
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It constantly remains a source of disappointment to me that my drawings are not yet what I want them to be. The difficulties are indeed numerous and great, and cannot be overcome at once. To make progress is a kind of miner's work; it does' advance as quickly as one would like, and as others also expect, but as one stands before such a task, the basic necessities are patience and faithfulness. In fact, I do not think much about the difficulties, because if one thought of them too much one would get stunned or disturbed. Vincent Van Gogh
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To paint nature you must be in it a long time. Vincent Van Gogh
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Painting demands an intelligent model. 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. Passers-by see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on the way. Vincent Van Gogh
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Love is something 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 it was a good lamp, but now it is shedding light, too, and that is its real function. Vincent Van Gogh
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Normality is a paved road: It's comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it. Vincent Van Gogh
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Love is eternal, the aspect may change, but not the essence. Vincent Van Gogh
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