Vincent van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch painter, generally considered one of the greatest painters in European art history.
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As quoted in An Examined Faith : Social Context and Religious Commitment (1991) by James Luther Adams and George K. Beach, p. 259
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything.
courage, Life, What, we, attempt, anything
There is no blue without yellow and without orange.
There, blue, without, yellow, orange
The more I think it over, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
more, think, over, feel, there, nothing, artistic, love, people
I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream.
dream, painting, then, paint
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.
isno, more, easy, good, picture, isto, find, diamond, pearl
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.
Icannot, help, itthat, paintings, donot, when, people, see, worth
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.
stars, know, nothing, certainty, sight, makes, me, dream, simple
Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is, alas, not so easy as looking at it.
Poetry, surrounds, us, putting, paper, easy, looking
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.
terrible, moments, when, nature, conscious, myself, more, pictures, me
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