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30 Inspirational Bob Ross Quotes To Brighten Your Day

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Known as one of the most prolific artists of the 20th century, Bob Ross was a captivating figure recognized not only for his artistic talent, but for his profound knowledge and wisdom. In his short life, Ross was able to achieve worldwide success through his artwork and critically acclaimed television show The Joy of Painting. Artists are usually connected to their ‘higher selves,’ and Ross dropped a vast wealth of inspirational messages that are still very much needed today. Whether you are passionate about art or not, we could all use a little dose of daily positivity. Here are 30 different Bob Ross quotes to make your day brighter.  

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Talent is a pursued interest. Anything that you’re willing to practice, you can do.

- Bob Ross

2. “No pressure. Just relax and watch it happen.” — Bob Ross

3. “We don’t make mistakes. We just have happy accidents.” — Bob Ross

4. “It’s so important to do something every day that will make you happy.” — Bob Ross

5. Don’t forget to make all these little things individuals — all of them special in their own way.” — Bob Ross

In painting, you have unlimited power. You have the ability to move mountains. You can bend rivers. But when I get home, the only thing I have power over is the garbage.

- Bob Ross

7. “Just let go — and fall like a little waterfall.” — Bob Ross

8. “I really believe that if you practice enough you could paint the ‘Mona Lisa’ with a two-inch brush." — Bob Ross

9. “Go out on a limb — that’s where the fruit is." — Bob Ross

10. “Talk to the tree, make friends with it." — Bob Ross

Don’t forget to tell these special people in your life just how special they are to you.

- Bob Ross

12. “If I paint something, I don’t want to have to explain what it is." — Bob Ross

13. "Gotta give him a friend. Like I always say, ‘Everyone needs a friend.’" — Bob Ross

14. “Painting will bring a lot of good thoughts to your heart.” — Bob Ross

15. “There’s nothing wrong with having a tree as a friend.” — 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

17. “See how it fades right into nothing. That’s just what you’re looking for." — Bob Ross

18. “Didn’t you know you had that much power? You can move mountains. You can do anything.” — Bob Ross

19. “Be so very light. Be a gentle whisper.” — Bob Ross

20. “You can do anything you want to do. This is your world.” — Bob Ross

If we’re going to have animals around we all have to be concerned about them and take care of them.

- Bob Ross

22. “Anytime you learn, you gain." — Bob Ross

23. “Talent is a pursued interest. Anything that you’re willing to practice, you can do.” — Bob Ross

24. “You too can paint almighty pictures." — Bob Ross

25. “Remember how free clouds are. They just lay around in the sky all day long." — Bob Ross

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You can have anything you want in the world — once you help everyone around you get what they want.

- Bob Ross

27. "Look around. Look at what we have. Beauty is everywhere — you only have to look to see it." — Bob Ross

28. “I guess I’m a little weird. I like to talk to trees and animals. That’s OK though; I have more fun than most people." — Bob Ross

29. “I think each of us, sometime in our life, has wanted to paint a picture.” — Bob Ross

30. “That’s where the crows will sit. But we’ll have to put an elevator to put them up there because they can’t fly, but they don’t know that, so they still try.” — Bob Ross

Bob Ross certainly left a lasting impact. Let us always remember his powerful lessons.

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