Vincent van Gogh
Vincent Willem van Gogh (icon, us;The pronunciation of "Van Gogh" varies in both English and Dutch. Especially in British English it is ˌ or sometimes ˌ . U.S. dictionaries list ˌ , with a silent gh, as the most common pronunciation. In the dialect of Holland, it is ˈvɪnsɛnt fɑnˈxɔx, with a voiceless V. Van Gogh grew up in Brabant (although his parents were not born there), and used Brabant dialect in his writing; it is therefore likely that he himself pronounced his name with a Brabant accent: vɑnˈʝɔç, with a voiced V and palatalized G and gh. In France, where much of his work was produced, it is vɑ̃ ɡɔɡə
vɑn ˈɣɔχ; 30 March 1853 29 July 1890) was a Dutch
Dutch people
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 painter whose work, notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty, and bold color, had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art.

The thing has already taken form in my mind before I start it. The first attempts are absolutely unbearable. I say this because I want you to know that if you see something worthwhile in what I am doing, it is not by accident but because of real direction and purpose.

As quoted in The Path of Least Resistance : Principles for Creating What You Want to Create (1984) by Robert Fritz, p. 181

When I have a terrible need of — shall I say the word — religion. Then I go out and paint the stars.

As quoted in An Examined Faith : Social Context and Religious Commitment (1991) by James Luther Adams and George K. Beach, p. 259

I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream.

As quoted in Marry Your Muse: Making a Lasting Commitment to Your Creativity (1997) by Jan Phillips, p. 176

I have often neglected my appearance. I admit it, and I also admit that it is "shocking." But look here, lack of money and poverty have something to do with it too, as well as a profound disillusionment, and besides, it is sometimes a good way of ensuring the solitude you need, of concentrating more or less on whatever study you are immersed in.

Now for the past five years or so, I don't know how long exactly, I have been more or less without permanent employment, wandering from pillar to post. You will say, ever since such and such a time you have been going downhill, you have been feeble, you have done nothing. Is that entirely true?