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Vincent Willem van Gogh (1853 – 1890) was a post-impressionist painter of Dutch origin whose work, notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty and bold color, had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art.

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I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.


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I would rather die of passion than of boredom.


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Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul.


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


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Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion.


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It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality is more important than the feeling for pictures.


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The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.


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If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.


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There is no blue without yellow and without orange.


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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.


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One must work and dare if one really wants to live.


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Whoever loves much, performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.


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


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


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For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.


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


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Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.


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The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others.


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When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word - religion. Then I go out and paint the stars.


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


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The way to know life is to love many things.


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Conscience is a man's compass.


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Love always brings difficulties, that is true, but the good side of it is that it gives energy.

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