Vincent Van Gogh Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old vincent van gogh quotes, vincent van gogh sayings, and vincent van gogh proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Conscience is a man's compass.     

Vincent Van Gogh

If boyhood and youth are but vanity, must it not be our ambition to become men?     

Vincent Van Gogh

Color in a picture is like enthusiasm in life.     

Vincent Van Gogh

Doing little things well is a step toward doing big things better.     

Vincent Van Gogh

Admire as much as you can. Most people do not admire enough.     

Vincent Van Gogh

It is no more easy to make a good picture than it is to find a diamond or a pearl. It means trouble and you risk your life for it.     

Vincent Van Gogh

There is no blue without yellow and without orange.     

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

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

Vincent Van Gogh

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

Vincent Van Gogh

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.     

Vincent Van Gogh

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

Vincent Van Gogh

There may be a great fire in our soul, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke.     

Vincent Van Gogh

It is better to be high-spirited even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all too prudent.     

Vincent Van Gogh

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.     

Vincent Van Gogh

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

Vincent Van Gogh

Someday death will take us to another star.     

Vincent Van Gogh

And painted portraits have a life of their own that comes from deep in the soul of the painter and where the machine can't go.     

Vincent Van Gogh

If your inner voice is telling you that you can't paint, by all means, hurry up and paint and silence the voice.     

Vincent Van Gogh

The canvas has an idiotic stare and mesmerises some painters so much that they turn into idiots themselves.     

Vincent Van Gogh

How wonderful yellow is. It stands for the sun.     

Vincent Van Gogh

Yellow is capable of charming God.     

Vincent Van Gogh

There is a sun, a light that for want of another word I can only call yellow, pale sulphur yellow, pale golden citron. How lovely yellow is!     

Vincent Van Gogh

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

Vincent Van Gogh

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

Vincent Van Gogh

Bookstores always remind me that there are good things in this world.     

Vincent Van Gogh