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My life & love are one: Quotations from the letters of Vincent Van Gogh to his brother Theo

Editors Irving and Jean Stone

"Love a friend, love a wife, something, whatever you like, but one must love with a lofty and serious intimate sympathy, with strength, with intelligence, and one must always try to know deeper, better, and more."

Van Gogh on the power of love and its essential role in creative work, in letters to his brother:

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