50 quotes by Vincent Van Gogh about art and love

Here you will find the best quotes from Vincent Van Gogh , a post-impressionist painter considered the best Dutch painter after Rembrandt.

Vincent van Gogh is considered the best Dutch painter after Rembrandt although he remained poor and virtually unknown throughout his life but who really was Vincent Van Gogh?

Vincent Willem van Gogh (March 30, 1853 – July 29, 1890) was a Post-Impressionist painter whose work, notable for its beauty, emotion, and color, greatly influenced 20th-century art. He battled mental illness and remained poor and virtually unknown throughout his life. Van Gogh died in France at the age of 37.

In honor of the world-renowned artist, below is a collection of truly inspiring and memorable beautiful quotes from Vincent Van Gogh, collected from a variety of sources over the years.

Vincent Van Gogh quotes about art and love

Here are the best quotes from Vincent Van Gogh:

1. “If you hear a voice inside you that says ‘you can’t paint’, by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.”

2. What would life be like if we didn’t have the courage to try something new?

3. “Paintings have a life of their own that is born from the soul of the painter.”

4. “I have put my heart and soul into my work and have lost my mind in the process.”

5. “Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things put together.”

6. “I dream of painting and then I paint my dreams.”

7. “I would rather die of passion than boredom.”

50 quotes by Vincent Van Gogh about art and love

8. “For my part I know nothing for sure, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.”

9. “There is no blue without yellow and without orange.”

10. “Conscience is the human compass.”

11. “It is good to love as much as possible, because that is where true strength lies, and those who love a lot do great things and feel capable, and what is done for love is well done.”

12. “Be clearly aware of the stars and the infinity of heights. So life seems almost enchanted after all.”

13. “I think there is nothing more artistic than truly loving people.”

14. “For my part I don’t know anything for sure, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.”

15. “A great fire burns within me but no one stops to warm up in it, and passers-by only see a wisp of smoke.”

16. “… I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, then what is enough?”

17. “I often think that the night is more alive and richer in color than the day.”

18. “Close friends are true treasures of life. Sometimes they know us better than we know ourselves. In gentle honesty , they are there to guide and support us, to share our laughter and our tears. His presence reminds us that we are never truly alone.”

19. “Normal is a paved road: It is comfortable to walk on, but no flowers grow on it.”

20. “I am drawing a lot and I think it is getting better.”

21. “Now I consider that I am at the beginning of the beginning of doing something serious.”

22. “What would life be if we didn’t have the courage to try new things?”

23. “It is better to be daring even if many mistakes are made than to be narrow-minded and too cautious.”

24. “The color in a painting is like the enthusiasm in life.”

25. “Art is to comfort those who are broken by life.”

26. “The little emotions are the great captains of our lives and we obey them without knowing it.”

27. “Keep your love towards nature, because it is the true way of understanding art more and more.”

28. “Of course, for art, where time is needed, it would not be bad to live more than one life.”

29. “Drawing is the root of everything, and the time spent on it is actually all benefit.”

30. “A good image is equivalent to a good action.”

31. “I am not an adventurer by choice, but by destiny.”

32. “As we go through life, it becomes more and more difficult, but in the fight against difficulties the strength of the heart develops.”

33. “I am always doing what I cannot do, in order to learn how to do it.”

34. “You can’t be at the pole and the equator at the same time. You must choose your own line, as I hope to do, and it will probably be colored.”

35. “You must never let the fire of your soul go out, but only rekindle it.”

36. “If we perfect ourselves in one thing and understand it well, we acquire in addition the understanding and knowledge of many other things.”

37. “I think that one thinks much more deeply if the thoughts arise from direct contact with things, than if one looks at things with the aim of finding this or that in them.”

38. “Although I am often in the depths of misery, there is still tranquility, pure harmony and music within me.”

39. “Poetry is everywhere, but putting it on paper is, unfortunately, more complicated than seeing it.”

40. “It seems absurd to me that men want to appear to be something other than what they are.”

41. “I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.”

42. “I am still far from being what I want to be, but with God’s help, I will succeed.”

43. “Love is something eternal; the aspect can change, but not the essence.”

44. “Drawing is fighting to cross an invisible iron wall that seems to stand between what you feel and what you are capable of doing.”

45. “There is in almost every man a poet who died young and whom man survived.”

46. ​​“The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm is terrible. But that doesn’t stop them from going to sea.”

47. “When a blind man shouts at another blind man, they both stumble on the same stone.”

48. “You can have, in the depths of your soul, a warm heart, and yet, it may be that no one comes to it.”

49. “This does not prevent me from having a terrible need for – should I say the word? – religion. So I go out at night and paint the stars.”

50. “I can’t change the fact that my paintings don’t sell. However, time will make people recognize that my paintings are worth more than the value of the paints used in it.”

I hope you have enjoyed reading these Vincent Van Gogh quotes . Which of these phrases was your favorite? Share it in the comments section below.