"When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word - religion. Then I go out and paint the stars."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Vincent Van Gogh on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Vincent Van Gogh on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Vincent Van Gogh on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Vincent Van Gogh on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Vincent Van Gogh on Albert Camus
"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."