Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh (c. 26 September 1883) ... it will be
I take it so much to heart that I do not get on better with
people in general; it worries me a great deal, because so much
of my success in carrying out my work depends on it.
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh (c. 1 March 1885) ... And
that's saying a lot.
I, for my part, however,
am not the personality to have had
much chance of getting on a sufficiently intimate footing with
girls of that sort for them to be willing to pose for me.
Especially not with my own sisters.
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh (5 or 6 September 1889) ... time, would perhaps be too foolhardy.
It's been six weeks since I put a foot outdoors, even in
the garden. Next week, however, when I've finished the canvases I'm
busy with, I'm going to have a go.
But another few months and I'll be so flabby...
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Wilhelmina van Gogh (19 September 1889) ... together with that copy after Delacroix.
It is splendid weather outside - but for a long time - two
months to be exact - I have not left my room; I don't know
What I need is courage, and this often fails me.
And it is also a fact that since...
Article by M. J. Brusse (May 26 1914) ... well, I thought them just trash.... laughable. And
to tell the honest truth, I was never able to see through him.
I was never able to discover what he was really after.... The
only thing I know is that he avoided the other boys as much as
possible; he always...