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Vincent Van Gogh Quotes

A collection of Vincent Van Gogh quotes. You may, or may not, be surprised to find that from such a tortured mind comes some excellent inspirational quotes. Enjoy.

Self-portrait with straw hat and Vincent Van Gogh quote.

Vincent Van Gogh's self-portrait with straw hat, 1887

"Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me." - Vincent Van Gogh

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Vincent Van Gogh was a Dutch painter who was born in 1853. He had several other jobs including preaching and dealing in art before he dedicated his life to painting at the age of 27. 

Vincent suffered from mental illness for much of his life, struggling with his love life and his finances. It was only after his death that his art became known and recognised, some of his pieces selling today for over $50 million.

Van Gogh of course is also famous for cutting of his ear after an argument with a friend, then taking it to a brothel and handing it to a prostitute. He was committed to an asylum shortly after this incident in 1890.

Van Gogh shot himself in the chest at the age of 37, although no gun was ever found. He died two days later on 29th July 1890.

Inspirational Vincent Van Gogh Quotes


"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."

- Vincent Van Gogh


"Be clearly aware of the stars and infinity on high.
Then life seems almost enchanted after all."

- Vincent Van Gogh


"What would life be
if we had no courage to attempt anything?"

- Vincent Van Gogh


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

- Vincent Van Gogh


"I don't know anything with certainty,
but seeing the stars makes me dream."

- Vincent Van Gogh


"Only when I fall do I get up again."

- Vincent Van Gogh


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

- Vincent Van Gogh


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

- Vincent Van Gogh


"I am still far from being what I want to be,
but with God's help I shall succeed."

- Vincent Van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh quote about God and love.

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"I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things."
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"There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people."

- Vincent Van Gogh


"I will not live without love."

- Vincent Van Gogh


"If you truly love nature,
you will find beauty everywhere."

- Vincent Van Gogh


"It is looking at things for a long time
that ripens you and gives you a deeper meaning."

- 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


"In spite of everything I shall rise again:
I will take up my pencil,
which I have forsaken in my great discouragement,
and I will go on with my drawing."

- Vincent Van Gogh


"I put my heart and soul into my work,
and I have lost my mind in the process."

- Vincent Van Gogh

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