Favorite Quotations Vincent Van Gogh Van Gogh: Art and Emotion

"In the end we shall have had enough of cynicism, skepticism, and humbug, and we shall want to live more musically." ~ Vincent Van Gogh

Van Gogh's Starry Night

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

Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.

I am convinced that nature down here is just what one needs to give one color.

I want to get to the point where people say of my work: that man feels deeply.

Love many things for therein lies the true strength, whosoever loves much performs much and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.

If one is master of one thing and understands one thing well, one has at the same time, insight into and understanding of many things.

If you hear a voice within you saying, ‘You are not a painter,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.

Yellow is capable of charming God.

In a painting I want to say something comforting.

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

It is better to be high spirited even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow minded and all too prudent.

Still, there is a calm, pure harmony, and music inside of me.

The best way to know God is to love many things.

The laws of color are unutterably beautiful, just because they are not accidental.

To believe in God for me is to feel that there is a God, not a dead one, or a stuffed one, but a living one, who with irresistable force urges us toward more loving.