Vincent Van Gogh Quotes & Wallpapers

Vincent Van Gogh
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Everyone who works with love and with intelligence finds in the very sincerity of his love for nature and art a kind of armor against the opinions of other people. Vincent Van Gogh
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If we study Japanese art, we see a man who is undoubtedly wise, philosophic and intelligent, who spends his time doing what? He studies a single blade of grass. Vincent Van Gogh
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How to achieve such anomalies, such alterations and re-fashionings of reality so what comes out of it are lies, if you like, but lies that are more than literal truth. 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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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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I want to paint what I feel, and feel what I paint. Vincent Van Gogh
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Many painters are afraid of the blank canvas, but the blank canvas is afraid of the truly passionate painter who dares-and who has once broken the spell of 'you can't.' Vincent Van Gogh
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There are colors which cause each other to shine brilliantly, which form a couple which complete each other like man and woman. Vincent Van Gogh
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I've never felt a desire (and I don't believe I ever shall) to bring the public to my work... a certain popularity seems to me the least desirable of things. Vincent Van Gogh
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In order to work and to become an artist one needs love. At least, one who wants sentiment in his work must in the first place feel it himself, and live with his heart Vincent Van Gogh
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To suffer without complaint is the only lesson we have to learn in this life Vincent Van Gogh
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I feel such a creative force in me: I am convinced that there will be a time when, let us say, I will make something good every day , on a regular basis....I am doing my very best to make every effort because I am longing so much to make beautiful things. But beautiful things mean painstaking work, disappointment, and perseverance. Vincent Van Gogh
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Don't lose heart if it's very difficult at times, everything will come out all right and nobody can in the beginning do as he wishes. 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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There is no such thing as an ugly woman. Vincent Van Gogh
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It is good to love many things 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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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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