Vincent van Gogh quotes

Life is found at the shore where the depth of madness and creative calm interweave. This could only be understood by an artist. And the world has not seen a greater artist than Vincent Van Gogh. Vincent Willem van Gogh was a Dutch painter who is considered one of the most famous and influential artists in the history of western art. Vincent van Gogh quotes will explain how in a short span of time, this young and deft artist has made an unforgettable and sheerly irreplaceable space for him in the field of art. His work reflects his life and what he was dealing with.

It is often said that artists are very deep people who conceal a lot in themselves and that can often be shown by their work. And this is true. These profound people talk not by words but by art. Vincent Van Gogh was also one deep and misunderstood artist of his time. He lived an unknown life and only got famous after death. Unfortunately, Vincent van Gogh was dealing with mental health issues and because of it, he committed suicide at a very young age of 37. Only after his demise, people saw the treasure and depth in his work, and he was recognized as an artist “where discourses on madness and creativity converge". His paintings are now among the most expensive ones and there is a museum named after him in Amsterdam.

No doubt Vincent van Gogh left behind a legacy and, sadly, he didn’t get the recognition he deserved in his life. His profound personality, his dark and artistic sides, miseries, and deep intellectual concept stands behind each of his paintings. Let’s get to know him better by reading these meaningful Vincent van Gogh quotes.

Inspirational van Gogh quotes

  • 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.

  • Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.

  • 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.

  • I try more and more to be myself, caring relatively little whether people approve or disapprove.

  • Art is to console those who are broken by life.

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

  • It always strikes me, and it is very peculiar, that, whenever we see the image of indescribable and unutterable desolation—of loneliness, poverty, and misery, the end and extreme of things—the thought of God comes into one's mind.

  • I see drawings and pictures in the poorest of huts and the dirtiest of corners.

  • I long so much to make beautiful things. But beautiful things require effort and disappointment and perseverance.

  • Drawing is the root of everything, and the time spent on that is actually all profit.

  • I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.

  • I want to touch people with my art. I want them to say "he feels deeply, he feels tenderly.

  • I believe that one thinks much more soundly 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.

  • Ideas for work are coming to me in abundance…I’m going like a painting-locomotive.

  • There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.

  • Close friends are truly life’s treasures. Sometimes they know us better than we know ourselves.

  • It is good to 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 well done.

  • The beginning is perhaps more difficult than anything else, but keep heart, it will turn out all right.

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

  • But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.