As quoted in An Examined Faith : Social Context and Religious Commitment (1991) by James Luther Adams and George K. Beach, p. 259
There is no blue without yellow and without orange.Vincent Van Gogh1888 Letter to Emile Bernard, Jun.
The more I think it over, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.Vincent Van GoghAs quoted in Van Gogh : The Self-portraits (1969) by Fritz Erpel, p. 17Variant translations: The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others.As quoted in Mary Engelbreit's Words To Live By (1999) by Mary Engelbreit
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 Gogh1888 From a letter to his brotherTheo, early Oct.
I cannot help it that my paintings do not sell. The time will come when people will see that they are worth more than the price of the paint.Vincent Van Gogh1888 Letter to his brotherTheo, 24 Oct.
For my part, I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream in the same simple way as I dream about the black dots representing towns and villages on a map.Vincent Van GoghIn a letter to his brother Theo, as quoted in Windows of the Soul : Experiencing God in New Ways? (1996) by Ken Gire, p. 91.
Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is, alas, not so easy as looking at it.Vincent Van GoghAs quoted in The Complete Letters of Vincent Van Gogh, Vol. 2 (1958) New York Graphic Society, p. 12
I have a terrible lucidity at moments when nature is so beautiful. I am not conscious of myself any more, and the pictures come to me as if in a dream.Vincent Van Gogh1888 Letter to his brotherTheo, c.27 Sep.
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