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Vincent Van Gogh
March 30, 1853 - July 29, 1890
Nationality: Dutch
Category: Artist
Subcategory: Dutch Artist

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


The way to know life is to love many things.


Those Dutchmen had hardly any imagination or fantasy, but their good taste and their scientific knowledge of composition were enormous.


I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.


Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul.


There is no blue without yellow and without orange.


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


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


A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.


Love always brings difficulties, that is true, but the good side of it is that it gives energy.


The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.


I wish they would only take me as I am.


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


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 done well.


When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word - religion. Then I go out and paint the stars.


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


The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic that to love others.


If you hear a voice within you say "you cannot paint," then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.


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


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