Quotes and Comments by Vincent van Gogh
is eternal -- the aspect may change,
but not the essence. There is the same difference
in a person before and after he is in love as
there is in an unlighted lamp and one that is
burning. The lamp was there and was a good
lamp, but now it is shedding light too, and
that is its real function. And love makes one
calmer about many things, and that way, one
is more fit for one's work.
If one is master of one thing and understands
one thing well, one has at the same time,
insight into and understanding of many things.
is better to be high spirited
even though one makes more mistakes,
than to be narrow minded and all too prudent.
things are not done by impulse, but by a series
of small things brought together.
One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul
and yet no one ever comes to sit by it. Passers
by see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney
and continue on the way.
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van Gogh Quotations