50 Most Famous Bob Ross Quotes About Life

Bob Ross was an American painter and television host who became famous for his painting show, The Joy of Painting. He was known for his calm demeanor and his happy little trees. In this blog post we have shared 50 most famous Bob Ross quotes.

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Few artists have accomplished as much in their lives as Bob Ross did. This gentle, soft-spoken man was not only a world-renowned painter, but also an influential teacher and television personality.

Ross was born in Daytona Beach, Florida, in 1942. He served in the Air Force for four years before deciding to pursue a career in art. He started out by taking evening classes at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and within a few years he had become a well-known painter.

In 1983, Ross began hosting the television show The Joy of Painting. The show became one of the most popular shows on PBS, and Ross quickly became known as one of the world’s foremost painters. Sadly, Ross passed away in 1995 at the age of 52, but his legacy lives on.

50 Bob Ross Quotes

  1. “You’ll never believe what you can do until you get in there and try it.”

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

3. “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.”

4. “Believe that you can do it cause you can do it.”

5. “If what you’re doing doesn’t make you happy, you’re doing the wrong thing.”

6. “We have no limits to our world. We’re only limited by our imagination.”

7. “There’s nothing in the world that breeds success like success.”

8. “What can be painted can be punished.”

9. “It’s the imperfections that make something beautiful. That’s what makes it different and unique from everything else.”

10. “All it takes is just a little change of perspective and you begin to see a whole new world.”

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Famous Bob Ross Quotes

11. “Friends are the most important commodity in the world. Even a tree needs a friend.”

12. “There are no mistakes, just happy accidents.”

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

14. “I think there’s an artist hidden at the bottom of every single one of us.”

15. “Anything we don’t like, we’ll turn it into a happy little tree or something; we don’t make mistakes, we just have happy accidents.”

16. “It’s so important to do something every day that will make you happy.”

 17. “I really believe that if you practice enough you could paint the ‘Mona Lisa’ with a two-inch brush.”

18. “There is immense joy in just watching all the little creatures in nature.”

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

20. “We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.”

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Thought-Provoking Bob Ross Quotes

21. “I think each of us, sometime in our life, has wanted to paint a picture.”

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

23. “We tell people sometimes: We’re like drug dealers, come into town and get everybody absolutely addicted to painting. It doesn’t take much to get you addicted.”

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

25. “I taught my son to paint mountains like these, and guess what? Now he paints the best darn mountains in the industry.”

26. “Within one hour of touching the brush to canvas for the first time, my students have a total, complete painting.”

27. “It’s so important to do something every day that will make you happy.”

28. “And if it does nothing else for you, it should make you happy.”

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

30. “Isn’t it fantastic that you can change your mind and create all these happy things?”

31. “Use absolutely no pressure. Just like an angel’s wing.”

32. “Every single thing in the world has its own personality, and it is up to you to make friends with the little rascals.”

33. “Anytime you learn, you gain.” 

34. “I started painting as a hobby when I was little. I didn’t know I had any talent.”

35. “All you need to paint is a few tools, a little instruction, and a vision in your mind.”

36. “If I paint something, I don’t want to have to explain what it is.”

37. “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.”

38. “The very fact that you’re aware of suffering is enough reason to be overjoyed that you’re alive and can experience it.”

39. “You too can paint almighty pictures.”

40. “We don’t really know where this goes, and I’m not sure we really care.”

41. “Let’s build a happy little cloud. Let’s build some happy little trees.”

42. “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.”

43. “Wash the brush, just beats the devil out of it.”

44. “We don’t laugh because we feel good, we feel good because we laugh.”

45. “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.”

46. “We each see the world in our own way. That’s what makes it such a special place.”

47. “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.”

48. “Gotta have opposites, light and dark and dark and light, in painting. It’s like life.”

49. “I taught my son to paint mountains like these, and guess what? Now he paints the best darn mountains in the industry.”

50. “I remember when my Dad told me as a kid, ‘If you want to catch a rabbit, stand behind a tree and make a noise like a carrot. Then when the rabbit comes by you grab him.’ Works pretty good until you try to figure out what kind of noise a carrot makes.”

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