"I can very well do without God both in my life and in my painting, but I cannot, suffering as I am, do without something which is greater than I am, which is my life, the power to create."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Vincent Van Gogh on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Vincent Van Gogh on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Vincent Van Gogh on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Vincent Van Gogh on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Vincent Van Gogh on Booker T. Washington
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."
"The best way to know God is to love many things."
"But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things."
"What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?"
"I experience a period of frightening clarity in those moments when nature is so beautiful. I am no longer sure of myself, and the paintings appear as in a dream."