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If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
There may be a great fire in our hearts, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke.
In spite of everything I shall rise again: I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing.
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul and yet no one ever came to sit by it. Passers-by see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on their way.
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.
As we advance in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed.
It is better to be high-spirited even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all too prudent.
Even the knowledge of my own fallibility cannot keep me from making mistakes. Only when I fall do I get up again.
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.
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.
When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word - religion. Then I go out and paint the stars.
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.
An artist needn't be a clergyman or a churchwarden, but he certainly must have a warm heart for his fellow men.