25 Quotes from Vincent for Dreamers on Starry, Starry Nights


Photo credit: Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)

25 Quotes from Vincent Van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh is one of my favorite artists. I have had the opportunity to visit the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam several times and always walk away inspired by his creativity, productivity, and personal story.

His words are equally inspiring. The following quotes are frequently attributed to him. I’m not sure whether he said them all or not, but I treasure them nonetheless.


“I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” –Vincent Van Gogh


“Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow.” –Vincent Van Gogh


“I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic then to love people.” –Vincent Van Gogh


“What is done in love is done well.” –Vincent Van Gogh


“Art is to console those who are broken by life.” –Vincent Van Gogh

“I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.” –Vincent Van Gogh


“I know nothing with any certainty but the sight of the stars makes me dream.” –Vincent Van Gogh


“If you hear a voice within you say, ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” –Vincent Van Gogh


“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.” –Vincent Van Gogh


“Success is sometimes the outcome of a whole string of failures.” –Vincent Van Gogh


“There is peace even in the storm.” –Vincent Van Gogh


“Admire more, most people don’t admire enough.” –Vincent Van Gogh


“I would rather die of passion than of boredom.” –Vincent Van Gogh


“Go out and paint the stars.” –Vincent Van Gogh


“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” –Vincent Van Gogh


“I wish they would only take me as I am.” –Vincent Van Gogh


“The beginning is perhaps the more difficult than anything else, but keep heart, it will turn out all right.” –Vincent Van Gogh


“How difficult it is to be simple.” –Vincent Van Gogh


“One can speak poetry just by arranging colors well.” –Vincent Van Gogh


“I dream my painting and I paint my dream.” –Vincent Van Gogh


“The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm is terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.” –Vincent Van Gogh


“I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.” –Vincent Van Gogh


“Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.” –Vincent Van Gogh


“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?” –Vincent Van Gogh


“As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed.” –Vincent Van Gogh



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