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10 Memorable Gauguin Quotes

It is so small a thing, the life of a man, and yet there is time to do great things, fragments of a common task.

How do you see this tree? Is it green? Don’t be afraid to paint it as green as possible.

In my yellow room, sunflowers with purple eyes stand out on a yellow background. In a corner of the painting, the signature of the painter: Vincent.

Brave as you may be, wise as you may be, you tremble when the earth trembles.

Solitude is not to be recommended for everyone, for you have to be strong in order to bear it and act alone.

You suffer, but you also enjoy, and however brief that enjoyment has been, it is the thing you remember.

Why follow the masters? The only reason they are masters is that they didn’t follow anybody!

Happiness and work rose up together like the sun, radiant like it.

Be wild two hours a day!

I have come to an unalterable decision—to go and live forever in Polynesia. Then I can end my days in peace and freedom, without thoughts of tomorrow and this eternal struggle against idiots.


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