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The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me.
I am still far from being what I want to be, but with God's help I shall succeed.
Painting is a faith, and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion.
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
La tristesse durera toujours.]
To suffer without complaint is the only lesson we have to learn in this life
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.
In the end we shall have had enough of cynicism, skepticism and humbug, and we shall want to live more musically.
Where friendship blooms, life is reborn.
Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is, alas, not so easy as looking at it.
A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.
There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.
Those Dutchmen had hardly any imagination or fantasy, but their good taste and their scientific knowledge of composition were enormous.
I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.
In the fullness of artistic life there is, and remains, and will always come back at times, that homesick longing for the truly ideal life that can never come true.
I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
But are not this struggle and even the mistakes one may make better and do they not develop us more than if we kept systematically away from emotions?
One must work and dare if one really wants to live.
There is peace even in the storm
There are often beams in our eye that we know not of. Let us therefore ask that our eye may become single, for then we ourselves shall become wholly single.
I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.
A great fire burns within me, but no one stops to warm themselves at it, and passers-by only see a wisp of smoke
As a painter I shall never signify anything of importance. I feel it absolutely.
It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.
One of the most difficult things to do is to paint darkness which nonetheless has light in it.
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
Painting is a faith and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion.
I dream my painting and I paint my dream.
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
Still there is a calm pure harmony and music inside of me.
And the memories of all we have loved stay and come back to us in the evening of our life. They are not dead but sleep, and it is well to gather a treasure of them.
Don't lose heart if it's very difficult at times, everything will come out all right and nobody can in the beginning do as he wishes.
I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.
I dream my painting and then I paint my dream.
Even the knowledge of my own fallibility cannot keep me from making mistakes. Only when I fall do I get up again.
The sadness will last forever.
If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint, ' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
The way to know life is to love many things.
I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate.
I have tried to express the idea that the café is a place where one can ruin oneself, go mad, or commit a crime.
As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed.
It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality is more important than the feeling for pictures.
In would rather die of passion than of boredom.
The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths it has its pearls too
Art is to console those who are broken by life.
I can very well do without God both in my life and in my painting, but I cannot, suffering as I am, do without something which is greater than I, which is my life, the power to create.
There is but one Paris and however hard living may be here, and if it became worse and harder even—the French air clears up the brain and does good—a world of good.
But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.