Weekend Wisdom From Van Gogh, Ford, & Berle

“If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” ~ Vincent Van Gogh, Dutch Painter

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”

Henry Ford, American Industrialist, Founder of Ford Motor Company

 “I’d rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are; because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star, I’d rather be a has-been than a might-have-been, by far; for a might have-been has never been, but a has was once an are.” 

Milton Berle, American Comedian and Actor

(P.S.  I know it was not  Van Gogh who painted the water lillies, but his quote made me think of this picture.)