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Lust for Life

 Author: Irving Stone  Category: Biography  Publisher: Plume Books  Published: January 1, 1934  Language: English  File Size: 10.2 MB  Tags: Biography MemoirClassicsHistoricalHistorical Fiction |  Download PDF


Lust for Life by Irving Stone(1934) is a biographical novel about the life of the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh and his hardships.

Famous Quotes:

Art is not something which you can take or leave. It is a necessity of life.

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

I dream my painting and then I paint my dream.

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.

One must always be prepared for riotous and endless waves of transformation.

There is no such thing as an ‘accidental’ masterpiece.

What is done in love is done well.

The only time I feel alive is when I’m painting.

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

What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Art is to console those who are broken by life.

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens.

The more I think it over, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.

If I am worth anything later, I am worth something now. For wheat is wheat, even if people think it is a grass in the beginning.

Art is not a thing, it is a way.

Every artist was first an amateur.

In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.

I wish they would take me as I am.

I would rather die of passion than of boredom.

The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.

Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and more.

Only when he no longer knows what he is doing, does the painter do good things.