Artful Vincent van Gogh Quotes to Use as Your Next Instagram Caption

There may not be an artist with more fame and influence than Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh.

Though he did not lead a particularly long life, he left us with such beloved paintings as The Starry NightIrises and Café Terrace at Night, which are just as effective and evocative as they were when they were painted more than 130 years ago.

And he didn't only have a way with the canvas. He was also a poetic soul whose quotes are just as relevant today as they were in his time. Here are some of our favorite Vincent van Gogh quotes to use as your next Instagram caption.

For that pic of you taking refuge in the corner of a Barnes & Noble with a great book:

"Bookstores remind me that there are still good things in this world."


For when you've become unafraid of embracing the oddest aspects of your authenticity:

"I try more and more to be myself, caring relatively little whether people approve or disapprove."

New York, USA - May 25, 2018: Crowd of people near the Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh painting in Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

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For that vibrant photo of you out on the neon-colored town at night:

"I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day."


For one of your truly zen moments:

"Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me."



For the panorama of one of the most beautiful landscapes you've ever seen:

"We are surrounded by poetry on all sides."


For that great big achievement accomplished a little bit at a time over a long period:

"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together."



For the artwork that expresses you far better than words ever could:

"I thought I would be understood without words."

Sunflowers. Beautiful oil painting on canvas. Sunflowers in vase . Based on the painting Gogh

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For that image of you admiring the night sky:


"I confess I do not know why, but looking at the stars always makes me dream."


For when you feel like some peace and solitude:

"I take great care of myself by carefully shutting myself away."

Irises, by Vincent van Gogh, 1889, Dutch Post-Impressionist painting, oil on canvas. Van Gogh painted this in the garden of the asylum in Saint-Remy, France in May 1889. The cropped composition was l

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For that pic of your room that showcases all of your very favorite things:

"The way to know life is to love many things."


For that pocket of wilderness that fully inspires you:

"If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere."


For when you accept that being sad sometimes is just a natural part of life:

"There is no blue without yellow and without orange."

Painting oil on canvas. Free copy based on the famous painting by Vincent Van Gogh - Cafe Terrace on Forum Square, Arles, 1888.

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For that shot of you taking a risk and shooting your shot:

"There is safety in the very heart of danger."


For when your art comes out exactly like you imagined it:

"I dream my painting and I paint my dream."


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