Beware of luxury! Beware of acquiring the taste and need for it, under the pretext of providing for the morrow...
Life is merely a fraction of a second. An infinitely small amount of time to fulfill our desires, our dreams, our passions.
Look closely at the Japanese; they draw admirably and yet in them you will see life outdoors and in the sun without shadows...
Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty?
A great sentiment can be rendered immediately. Dream on it and look for the simplest form in which you can express it.
Sometimes people accuse me of being incomprehensible only because they look for an explicative side to my pictures which is not there.
Soon I'll be old and I've done precious little in this world for lack of time. I am always afraid I'll become senile before I've finished what I've undertaken.
There are noble tones, ordinary ones, tranquil harmonies, consoling ones, others which excite by their vigour.
And here in my isolation I can grow stronger. Poetry seems to come of itself, without effort, and I need only let myself dream a little while painting to suggest it.
Do you know what will soon be the ultimate in truth?
Where do we come from? What are We? Where are we going?
Literary poetry in a painter is something special, and is neither illustration nor the translation of writing by form.
Many people say that I don't know how to draw because I don't draw particular forms. When will they understand that execution, drawing and color (in other words, style) must be in harmony with the poem?
One's state of mind is three-quarters of what counts, so it has to be carefully nurtured if you want to do something great and lasting.
Go on working, freely and furiously, and you will make progress.
Lacking many of the essential implements, it irritated me to be reduced to impotence in the face of artistic projects to which I had passionately given myself.
However depressed I may be I am not in the habit of giving up a project without having tried everything, even the 'impossible', to gain my end.
When the physical organism breaks up, the soul survives. It then takes on another body.
There is always a heavy demand for fresh mediocrity. In every generation the least cultivated taste has the largest appetite.
Follow the masters! But why should one follow them? The only reason they are masters is that they didn't follow anybody!
It is useless to advise solitude for everyone; one must be strong enough to endure it and to work alone.
The landscape with its violent, pure colours dazzled and blinded me. I was always uncertain...
Oh yes! He loved yellow, did good Vincent...When the two of us were together in Arles, both of us insane, and constantly at war over beautiful colors, I adored red; where could I find a perfect vermilion?
Happiness and work rose up together with the sun, radiant like it.
There are two sorts of beauty; one is the result of instinct, the other of study. A combination of the two, with the resulting modifications, brings with it a very complicated richness, which the art critic ought to try to discover.
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