Vincent Van Gogh Quotes

The night is even more richly colored than the day… If only you pay attention to it you will see that certain stars are citron-yellow, others have a pink glow, or a green, blue and forget-me-not brilliance. And without expatiating on this theme it should be clear that putting little white dots on a blue- […]

It is better to be high-spirited even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all to prudent. Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.

In the end we shall have had enough of cynicism and skepticism and humbug and we shall want to live more musically.

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

I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream.

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

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, which is my life – the power to create.

Conscience is a man’s compass.

I have played hell somewhat with the truthfulness of the colors. (on Olive trees with the Alpilles in the Background)

The majority of (painters), because they aren’t colorists, do not see yellow, orange or sulphur in the South (of France) and they call a painter mad if he sees with eyes other than theirs.