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There is safety in the very heart of danger.
There may be a great fire in our hearts, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke.
You can live to be old or young, but you'll always have moments when you lose your head.
..it has always been so much my desire to paint for those who don’t know the artistic side of a painting.
I thought I would be understood without words.
In spite of everything I shall rise again: I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing.
Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination do not become the slave of your model.
If I am worth anything later, I am worth something now. For wheat is wheat, even if people think it is a grass in the beginning.
For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me want to dream.
Your profession is not what brings home your weekly paycheck, your profession is what you're put here on earth to do, with such passion and such intensity that it becomes spiritual in calling.
...and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?
I confess I do not know why, but looking at the stars always makes me dream.
When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word - religion. Then I go out and paint the stars.
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
Great things are not something accidental but must certainly be willed.
I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.
There may be a great fire in our soul, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke.
One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul and yet no one ever comes to sit by it.
Only when I fall do I get up again.
I hope to depart in no other way than looking back with love and wistfulness and thinking, oh paintings that I would have made..
It is looking at things for a long time that ripens you and gives you a deeper meaning.
It's as interesting and as difficult to say a thing well as to paint it. There is the art of lines and colours but the art of words exists too and will never be less important.
For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.
Great things are not done by impulse but by a series of small things brought together.
Whoever loves much, performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
Both she and I have grief enough and trouble enough, but as for regrets – neither of us have any.
I am seeking I am striving I am in it with all my heart.
What is drawing? How does one learn it? It is working through an invisible iron wall that seems to stand between what one feels and what one can do.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
Seek only light and freedom and do not immerse yourself too deeply in the worldly mire.
One of the most beautiful things to do is to paint darkness, which nevertheless has light in it.
I feel the need of relations and friendship of affection of friendly intercourse. ... I cannot miss these things without feeling as does any other intelligent man a void and a deep need.