Who could have believed a person who had that variety of talent had lived a life of the unknowns and chased his dreams until his death?
Vincent Van Gogh born on 30 March 1853 and died on 29 July 1890 at an age of 37 was a Dutch painter and a renowned and influential figure in the Western history.
During his life he lived, he was barely known to anyone, he sold only one painting, and even that was to a friend with an exchange of a tiny proposition of money, thou, he survived on starving.
Now his paintings sold over millions and millions. (Portrait of Dr. Gachet Sold $149.4 million dollars)
Isn’t life is so strange? When a person is alive no one shows respect and accepts his value; all those crazinesses start after the death.
Therefore, one lesson all of us can learn from it, he didn’t leave his passion behind for his struggles, which usually people carry out. As when they face criticism their passion starts to die.
20 Vincent Van Gogh Quotes on Motivation
√ Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is, alas, not as easy as looking at it.
√ I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.
√ The more I think it over, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
√ I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.
√ The work is an absolute necessity for me.
√ Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
√ A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.
√ If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
√ I have often neglected my appearance. I admit it, and I also admit that it is “shocking.”
√ When I have a terrible need of – shall I say the word – religion. Then I go out and paint the stars.
√ I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream.
√ The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
√ Love always brings difficulties, that is true, but the good side of it is that it gives energy.
√ There is safety in the midst of danger. What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
√ I tell you, if one wants to be active, one must not be afraid of going wrong, one must not be afraid of making mistakes now and then. Many people think that they will become good just by doing no harm — but that’s a lie, and you yourself used to call it that. That way lies stagnation, mediocrity.
√ There is no blue without yellow and without orange.
√ Being friends, being brothers, loving, that is what opens the prison, with supreme power, by some magic force. Without these one stays dead. But whenever affection is revived, there life revives.
√ Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter’s soul.
√ I must continue to follow the path I take now. If I do nothing, if I study nothing, if I cease searching, then, woe is me, I am lost.
√ Don’t accuse anyone else.