“I would rather die of passion than of boredom.”

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”

“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”

“Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.”

“I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.”

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”

“If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.”

“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.”

“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whoever loves much performs much and can accomplish much.”

“The best way to know life is to love many things.”

“There is peace even in the storm.”

“There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.”

“I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.”

“Art is to console those who are broken by life.”

“What am I in the eyes of most people? A nobody, a non-entity, an unpleasant person who does not make a lasting impression. Yet I persist in dreaming and hoping.”

“For my part, I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.”

“If you want to know the taste of a pear, you must change the pear by eating it yourself.”

“The heart of man is very much like the sea; it has its storms, it has its tides, and in its depths, it has its pearls too.”

“I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.”

“I don’t know anything with certainty, but seeing the stars makes me dream.”

“I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.”

“It is not the language of painters, but the language of nature which one should listen to.”

“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.”

“I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.”

“To suffer without complaint is the only lesson we have to learn in this life.”