Life, Death and a Wisp of Smoke

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



“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”



“In an artist’s life, death is perhaps not the most difficult thing.”



“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”.

“The best pictures are always those one dreams of when one is smoking a pipe in bed, but which never get done. But still one ought to try, however incompetent one may feel before the unspeakable perfection and radiant splendour of nature.”


Quotes and paintings by Vincent Van Gogh