Bob Ross

Painter. Art Instructor. Television Host

October 29, 1942 - July 4, 1995

October 29, 1942 - July 4, 1995

Painter. Art Instructor. Television Host


49 Greatest Quotes By Bob Ross

Everyone is going to see things differently - and that's the way it should be. Bob Ross
The least little bit can do so much. Bob Ross
If I paint something, I don't want to have to explain what it is. Bob Ross
It's hard to see things when you're too close. Take a step back and look. Bob Ross
Talk to the tree, make friends with it. Bob Ross
I don't know if anything in nature ever grows exactly the same, but they are always exactly as the way it should be, perfectly itself. Bob Ross
We don't laugh because we feel good; we feel good because we laugh. Bob Ross
If you do too much it's going to lose its effectiveness. Bob Ross
Never think about the mistakes you made. Think about the mistakes you will make. Bob Ross
People might look at you a bit funny, but it's okay. Artists are allowed to be a bit different. Bob Ross
I believe, I believe every day is a good day when you paint. Bob Ross
The secret to doing anything is believing that you can do it. Anything that you believe you can do strong enough, you can do. Anything. As long as you believe. Bob Ross
I stay hidden. I'm sort of hard to find. Bob Ross
People see you on television, and they think you make the same amount of money that Clint Eastwood does. But this is PBS. All these shows are done for free. Bob Ross
I never turn down requests for interviews. I'm just rarely asked. Bob Ross
There's nothing wrong with having a tree as a friend. Bob Ross
Trees don't grow even, they don't grow straight just however it makes them happy. Bob Ross
Ever make mistakes in life? Let's make them birds. Yeah, they're birds now. Bob Ross
I don't intimidate anyone. Instead, I try to get people to believe in themselves. Bob Ross
There are thousands of very, very talented artists who will never be known, even after they are dead. Bob Ross
We get letters every day from people wanting more mountains. As many as I paint, they still say, 'Give me more mountains.'. Bob Ross
Happy painting and God Bless, my friend. Bob Ross
There's nothing in the world that breeds success like success. Bob Ross
Just let go - and fall like a little waterfall. Bob Ross
Traditionally, art has been for the select few. Bob Ross
If you study my paintings, there are no signs of human life. Bob Ross
Put light against light - you have nothing. Put dark against dark - you have nothing. It's the contrast of light and dark that each give the other one meaning. Bob Ross
We have no limits to our world. We're only limited by our imagination. Bob Ross
If you learned how to make a cloud, your time is not wasted. Bob Ross
Talent is a pursued interest. Anything that you're willing to practice, you can do. Bob Ross
I guess I’m a little weird. I like to talk to trees and animals. That’s okay though; I have more fun than most people. Bob Ross
Let's build us a happy, little cloud that floats around the sky. Bob Ross
Most painters want recognition, especially by their peers. Bob Ross
You know me, I think there ought to be a big old tree right there. And let's give him a friend. Everybody needs a friend. Bob Ross
No pressure. Just relax and watch it happen. Bob Ross
All you need to paint is a few tools, a little instruction, and a vision in your mind. Bob Ross
wash the brush, just beats the devil out of it. Bob Ross
It's the imperfections that make something beautiful, that's what makes it different and unique from everything else. Bob Ross
Use absolutely no pressure. Just like an angel's wing. Bob Ross
Trees cover up a multitude of sins. Bob Ross
Within one hour of touching the brush to canvas for the first time, my students have a total, complete painting. Bob Ross
I tell people, 'You can do this.' And they write back and say, 'You were right. I can do this. And now I believe I can do anything.'. Bob Ross
People look at me like I'm a little strange, when I go around talking to squirrels and rabbits and stuff. That's ok. That's just ok. Bob Ross
I really believe that if you practice enough you could paint the 'Mona Lisa' with a two-inch brush. Bob Ross
It's so important to do something every day that will make you happy. Bob Ross