Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings have influenced many generations of creators. One of the most loved artist of all time renowned for his own style and perspective. In addition to paintings, Van Gogh also was an excellent writer and today his ideas are just as well recognized as his artwork.
Van Gogh’s ideas offer us a chance to understand the creative process and what motivated him to create his masterpieces. Van Gogh’s quotes are also significant because they are timeless and universal. They apply to all types of creators, regardless of their techniques or style.
We’ve put up a compilation of 20+ motivational Van Gogh quotes in this post that are likely to spark your creativity and inspire you to follow your artistic hobbies.
Van Gogh Quotes on Creativity
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. – Van Gogh
Art is to console those who are broken by life. – Van Gogh
To create is to breathe life into something that never existed before. – Van Gogh
Creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. – Van Gogh
I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart. – Van Gogh
Van Gogh Quotes on Hard Work
If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. – Van Gogh
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together. – Van Gogh
Practice what you know, and it will help to make clear what now you do not know. – Van Gogh
Art is to be an intensification or a completion, a concentration into a homogeneous state, of the existent forces of the soul. – Van Gogh
An artist need not be a specialist in what he paints, but he must certainly be a specialist in what he is. – Van Gogh
Van Gogh Quotes on Observation
I experience a period of frightening clarity in those moments when nature is so beautiful. I am no longer sure of myself, and the paintings appear as in a dream. – Van Gogh
Normality is a paved road: it’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it. – Van Gogh
The more I think about it, the more I realize that there is nothing more artistic than to love others. – 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. – Van Gogh
Close friends are truly life’s treasures. Sometimes they know us better than we know ourselves. With gentle honesty, they are there to guide and support us, to share our laughter and our tears. Their presence reminds us that we are never really alone. – Van Gogh
Van Gogh Quotes on Nature’s Beauty
Nature is not only what is visible to the eye – it also shows the inner images of the soul – the images on the backside of the eyes. – Van Gogh
Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion. – Van Gogh
I would rather die of passion than of boredom. – Van Gogh
I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day. – Van Gogh
Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and more. – Van Gogh
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Vincent Van Gogh Quotes About Art
If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere. – Van Gogh
The only time I feel alive is when I’m painting. – Van Gogh
Art is the triumph over chaos. – Van Gogh
I am still far from being what I want to be, but with God’s help, I shall succeed. – Van Gogh
Vincent Van Gogh Quotes About Mental Health
I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process. – Van Gogh
I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. – Van Gogh
The sadness will last forever. – Van Gogh
I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate. – Van Gogh
I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. – Van Gogh
Van Gogh’s quotes give us a deeper understanding on ourselves, our creative process, and the world around us.
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