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    I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
    — Vincent van Gogh
    tags: people 
     
    The way to know life is to love many things.
    — Vincent van Gogh
    I wish they would only take me as I am.
    — Vincent van Gogh
    tags: wishes 
     
    But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.
    — Vincent van Gogh
    tags: god 
     
    There may be a great fire in our hearts, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke.
    — Vincent van Gogh
    tags: heart  fire  smoke 
     
    I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.
    — Vincent van Gogh
    tags: work  heart  soul  process  lost  mind 
     
    At one time, the earth was supposed to be flat. Well, so it is, even today, from Paris to Asnieres. But that fact doesn't prevent science from proving that the earth as a whole is spherical. No one nowadays denies it. Well...we are still at the stage of believing that life itself is flat, the distance from birth to death. Yet the probability is that life, too, is spherical and much more extensive and capacious than the hemisphere we know.
    — Vincent van Gogh
    tags: death  time  earth  birth  facts 
     
    The only time I feel alive is when I'm painting.
    — Vincent van Gogh
    tags: time  painting 
     
    I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.
    — Vincent van Gogh
    tags: night 
     
    Exaggerate the essential, leave the obvious vague.
    — Vincent van Gogh
    tags: vague 
     
    Color in a picture is like enthusiasm in life.
    — Vincent van Gogh
    The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
    — Vincent van Gogh
    tags: danger  dangerous 
     
    So often, a visit to a bookshop has cheered me, and reminded me that there are good things in the world.
    — Vincent van Gogh
    tags: world 
     
    ...and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?
    — Vincent van Gogh
    tags: nature  poetry 
     
    How can I be useful, of what service can I be? There is something inside me, what can it be?
    — Vincent van Gogh
    tags: service 
     
    If I am worth anything later, I am worth something now. For wheat is wheat, even if people think it is a grass in the beginning.
    — Vincent van Gogh
    tags: people  worth 
     
    I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.
    — Vincent van Gogh
    tags: heart 
     
    What am I in the eyes of most people - a nonentity, an eccentric, or an unpleasant person - somebody who has no position in society and will never have; in short, the lowest of the low. All right, then - even if that were absolutely true, then I should one day like to show by my work what such an eccentric, such a nobody, has in his heart.
    — Vincent van Gogh
    tags: people  work  society  heart  true  right  eyes 
     
    If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.
    — Vincent van Gogh
    tags: beauty  nature 
     
    Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
    — Vincent van Gogh
    Art is to console those who are broken by life.
    — Vincent van Gogh
    tags: broken 
     
    Find things beautiful as much as you can, most people find too little beautiful.
    — Vincent van Gogh
    tags: people  beautiful 
     
    Close friends are truly life's treasures. Sometimes they know us better than we know ourselves. With gentle honesty, they are there to guide and support us, to share our laughter and our tears. Their presence reminds us that we are never really alone.
    — Vincent van Gogh
    If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
    — Vincent van Gogh
    The sunflower is mine, in a way.
    — Vincent van Gogh
    Normality is a paved road: It's comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.
    — Vincent van Gogh
    tags: flowers 
     
    Your profession is not what brings home your weekly paycheck, your profession is what you're put here on earth to do, with such passion and such intensity that it becomes spiritual in calling.
    — Vincent van Gogh
    Love always brings difficulties, that is true, but the good side of it is that it gives energy.
    — Vincent van Gogh
    tags: true  energy 
     
    I am unable to describe exactly what is the matter with me; now and then there are horrible fits of anxiety, apparently without cause, or otherwise a feeling of emptiness and fatigue in the head.
    — Vincent van Gogh
    tags: anxiety 
     
    In my view, I am often immensely rich, not in money, but (although just now perhaps not all the time) rich because I have found my metier, something I can devote myself to heart and soul and that gives inspiration and meaning to my life.
    — Vincent van Gogh
    tags: heart  meaning  soul  money 
     
    Do you know what makes the prison disappear? Every deep, genuine affection. Being friends, being brothers, loving, that is what opens the prison, with supreme power, by some magic force. Without these one stays dead. But whenever affection is revived, there life revives.
    — Vincent van Gogh
    tags: power  friends  magic  loving  prison 
     
    I am still far from being what I want to be, but with God's help I shall succeed.
    — Vincent van Gogh
    tags: help  god 
     
    Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and more.
    — Vincent van Gogh
    tags: nature  true 
     
    To die for the sake of dying - I prefer to die of passion than to die of boredom!
    — Vincent van Gogh
    tags: dying  die  passion 
     
    The uglier, older, meaner, iller, poorer I get, the more I wish to take my revenge by doing brilliant color, well arranged, resplendent.
    — Vincent van Gogh
    tags: revenge  wishes 
     
    Success is sometimes the outcome of a whole string of failures.
    — Vincent van Gogh
    tags: failure  success 
     
    Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion.
    — Vincent van Gogh
    tags: opinion  faith  painting 
     
    I work as diligently on my canvases as the laborers do in their fields.
    — Vincent van Gogh
    tags: work 
     
    I do not intend to spare myself, not to avoid emotions or difficulties. I don't care much whether I live a longer or shorter time... the world concerns me only in so far as I feel a certain debt toward it, because I have walked on this earth for thirty years, and out of gratitude I want to leave some souvenir.
    — Vincent van Gogh
    tags: time  live  world  gratitude  emotion  earth  care  year 
     
    I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.
    — Vincent van Gogh
    tags: dreams  painting 
     
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    vincent van gogh
    Birth    : March 30, 1853
    Death  : July 29, 1890
    Occupation  : Painter