Vincent van Gogh On Despair

Vincent van Gogh (March 30, 1853–July 29, 1890) Instead of giving way to despair, I took the way of active melancholy as long as I had strength for activity, or in other words, I preferred the melancholy that hopes and aspires and searches to the one that despairs, mournful and stagnant.

Vincent Van Gogh On The Soul

Vincent Van Gogh (March 30, 1853 – July 29, 1890) Does what goes on inside show on the outside? Someone has a great fire in his soul and nobody ever comes to warm themselves at it, and passers-by see nothing but a little smoke at the top of the chimney.