“And now I will tell you once more what I think about selling my work. My opinion is that the best thing would be to work on till art lovers feel drawn towards it of their own accord, instead of having to praise or explain it. At all events, when they refuse it or do not like it, one must bear it calmly and with as much dignity as possible.
I’m so afraid that the steps I might take to introduce myself would do more harm than good, and I wish I could avoid it.
It is practically always so painful for me to speak to other people.”
-Vincent van Gogh