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Sunday, May 28, 2023

Collection of Vincent van Gogh quotes


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This post is a collection of quotes from Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890). There are 10 quotes listed below chronologically.


1. "If one truly loves nature, one finds it everywhere." (Letter to Theo van Gogh, Oct. 1875)


2. "Seek only light and freedom and do not immerse yourself too deeply in the worldly mire." (Letter to Theo van Gogh, Oct. 1875)


3. "The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths it has its pearls too." (Letter to Theo van Gogh, Nov. 1876)


4. "...I cannot help thinking that the best way of knowing God is to love many things. Love this friend, this person, this thing, whatever you like, and you will be on the right road to understanding Him better..." (Letter to Theo van Gogh, Jul. 1880)


5. "I feel a certain calm. There is a safety in the midst of danger. What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?" (Letter to Theo van Gogh, Dec. 1881)


6. "Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model." (Letter to Theo van Gogh, Nov. 1882)


7. "Love always brings difficulties, that is true, but the good side of it is that it gives energy." (Letter to Theo van Gogh, Mar. 1884)


8. "Be clearly aware of the stars and infinity on high. Then life seems almost enchanted after all." (Letter to Theo van Gogh, Aug. 1888)


9. "I want to paint men and women with that something of the external which the halo used to symbolize, and which we now seek to give by the actual radiance and vibrancy of our colorings." (Letter to Theo van Gogh, Sept. 1888)


10. "...the more I think it over, the move I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people." (Letter to Theo van Gogh, Sept. 1888)