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Vincent Van Gogh Quotes

A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.

An artist needn't be a clergyman or a churchwarden, but he certainly must have a warm heart for his fellow men.

As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed.

But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.

Conscience is a man's compass.

Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.

Even the knowledge of my own fallibility cannot keep me from making mistakes. Only when I fall do I get up again.

For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.

Happiness... it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.

How can I be useful, of what service can I be? There is something inside me, what can it be?

I am still far from being what I want to be, but with God's help I shall succeed.

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.

I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.

I experience a period of frightening clarity in those moments when nature is so beautiful. I am no longer sure of myself, and the paintings appear as in a dream.

I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.

I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.

I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.

I see drawings and pictures in the poorest of huts and the dirtiest of corners.

I wish they would only take me as I am.