Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
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I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate.
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I can't work without a model. I won't say I turn my back on nature ruthlessly in order to turn a study into a picture, arranging the colors, enlarging and simplifying; but in the matter of form I am too afraid of departing from the possible and the true.
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It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to the feeling for the things themselves, for reality, is more important than the feeling for pictures.
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There is no blue without yellow and without orange.
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Conscience is a man's compass.
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What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
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A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.
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Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence.
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The best way to know God is to love many things.
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The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic that to love others.
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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.
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If boyhood and youth are but vanity, must it not be our ambition to become men?
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The Mediterranean has the color of mackerel, changeable I mean. You don't always know if it is green or violet, you can't even say it's blue, because the next moment the changing reflection has taken on a tint of rose or gray.
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If you hear a voice within you saying, You are not a painter, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.
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Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.
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Gogh, Vincent Van

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