Quotations From VINCENT VAN GOGH


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  • A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.
    Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890), Dutch painter. Letter, 1890. The Complete Letters of Vincent Van Gogh, vol. 3, no. 626a (1958).
  • Painting and fucking a lot are not compatible; it weakens the brain.
    Vincent Van Gogh (1853-90), Dutch painter. Letter, June 1888. The Complete Letters of Vincent Van Gogh, vol. 3, no. B7 (1958).
  • There is no blue without yellow and without orange.
    Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890), Dutch painter. Letter, June 1888. The Complete Letters of Vincent Van Gogh, vol. 3, no. B6 (1958).

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  • Those Dutchmen had hardly any imagination or fantasy, but their good taste and their scientific knowledge of composition were enormous.
    Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890), Dutch painter. Letter, July 1888. The Complete Letters of Vincent Van Gogh, vol. 3, no. B12 (1958).

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  • If ... boyhood and youth are but vanity, must it not be our ambition to become men?
    Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890), Dutch painter. letter, Sept. 12, 1875, to his brother Theo. The Complete Letters of Vincent Van Gogh, vol. 1 (1958).
  • An artist needn't be a clergyman or a churchwarden, but he certainly must have a warm heart for his fellow men.
    Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890), Dutch painter. Letter, November 1, 1882, to his brother Theo. The Complete Letters of Vincent Van Gogh, vol. 1 (1958).

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  • I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate.
    Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890), Dutch painter. Letter, Summer 1886. The Complete Letters of Vincent Van Gogh, vol. 2 (1958).

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