Greatest Quotes By Bob Ross To Motivate You [2022]

Greatest Quotes By Bob Ross To Motivate You

The Joy of Painting host Bob Ross has countless quotes that could apply to any creative entrepreneur. He famously quoted, “We don’t make mistakes, we have happy accidents.” With a joyful demeanor and approachable attitude, he made the act of painting accessible for everyone. His words of wisdom and outlook influenced countless artists, including myself. Here are some of the most famous quotes by Bob Ross that Penn Book was collected!

About Bob Ross

Robert Norman Ross, an American painter and art teacher was also a television personality. His instructional television program The Joy of Painting is his most well-known work. Millions of art enthusiasts viewed it.

Ross was born in Florida on October 29, 1942. He enlisted in US Air Force at 18 and became a master sergeant. Ross discovered his passion for painting during this time.

Ross was an instructor in landscape oil painting and taught it to many people. Ross taught painting, but all of his lessons were also life lessons. He is known for his off-the-cuff insights and quips. His words and wisdom inspired others to accept their mistakes, be more patient, and appreciate the small joys in life.

Ross, 52 years old, died on July 4, 1995. He is still a famous internet celebrity with his fans on YouTube and other sites.

Ross was able to tap into his Everyday Power and become the King of painting and a beloved teacher of art. Here are some Bob Ross quotes to make your day more enjoyable.

Best Bob Ross Quotes

Best Bob Ross Quotes

“We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.” – Bob Ross

“You can do anything you want. This is your world.” – Bob Ross

“What can be painted can be punished.” – Bob Ross

“You too can paint almighty pictures.” – Bob Ross

“I started painting as a hobby when I was little. I didn’t know I had any talent. I believe talent is just a pursued interest. Anybody can do what I do.” – Bob Ross

“Trees cover up a multitude of sins.” – Bob Ross

“See how it fades right into nothing. That’s just what you’re looking for.” – 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

“There’s nothing wrong with having a tree as a friend.” – Bob Ross

“Every day is a good day when you paint.” – Bob Ross

“You can do anything here—the only prerequisite is that it makes you happy.” – Bob Ross

“Let’s build a happy little cloud.” – Bob Ross

“They say everything looks better with odd numbers of things. But sometimes I put even numbers – just to upset the critics.” – Bob Ross

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

“Anytime you learn, you gain.” – Bob Ross

“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.” – Bob Ross

“We don’t really know where this goes—and I’m not sure we really care.” – Bob Ross

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

“We artists are a different breed of people. We’re a happy bunch.” – Bob Ross

“I can’t think of anything more rewarding than being able to express yourself to others through painting. Exercising the imagination, experimenting with talents, being creative; these things, to me, are truly the windows to your soul.” – Bob Ross

“Find freedom on this canvas.” – Bob Ross

quotes of Bob Ross

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

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

“Gotta give him a friend. Like I always say, ‘Everyone needs a friend.’” – Bob Ross

“Anything that you’re willing to practice, you can do.” – Bob Ross

“Remember how free clouds are. They just lay around in the sky all day long.” – Bob Ross

“There’s nothing in the world that breeds success like success.” – Bob Ross

“Mix up a little more shadow color here, then we can put a little shadow right in there. See how you can move things around? You have unlimited power on this canvas — can literally, literally move mountains.” – Bob Ross

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

“You have to allow the paint to break to make it beautiful.” – Bob Ross

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

“If you do too much, it’s going to lose its effectiveness.” – Bob Ross

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

“However you think it should be, that’s exactly how it should be.” – Bob Ross

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

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

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

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

“It’s life. It’s interesting. It’s fun.” – Bob Ross

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

“The only thing worse than yellow snow is green snow.” – Bob Ross

“You can have anything you want in the world, once you help everyone around you get what they want.” – Bob Ross

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

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Ross’ Most Famous Quotes

Ross' Most Famous Quotes

“Let’s build some happy little trees.” – Bob Ross

“Wash the brush; just beat the devil out of it.” – Bob Ross

“Let’s get crazy.” – Bob Ross

“Make love to the canvas.” – Bob Ross

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

“I like to beat the brush.” – Bob Ross

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

“That’s a crooked tree. We’ll send him to Washington.” – Bob Ross

“We don’t laugh because we feel good, we feel good because we laugh.” – Bob Ross

“Look around. Look at what we have. Beauty is everywhere—you only have to look to see it.” – 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

“I really believe that if you practice enough you could paint the ‘Mona Lisa’ with a 2-inch brush.” – Bob Ross

“This is a happy place; little squirrels live here and play.” – Bob Ross

“Ever make mistakes in life? Let’s make them birds. Yeah, they’re birds now.” – Bob Ross

“Gotta have opposites, light and dark and dark and light, in painting. It’s like in life. Gotta have a little sadness once in a while so you know when the good times come.” – Bob Ross

“Talk to the tree, make friends with it.” – Bob Ross

“How do you make a round circle with a square knife? That’s your challenge for the day.” – Bob Ross

“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…” – Bob Ross

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

“We want happy paintings. If you want sad things, watch the news.” – 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

“It’s hard to see things when you are too close. Take a step back and look.” – Bob Ross

“Water’s like me. It’s lazy. Boy, it always looks for the easiest way to do things.” – Bob Ross

“In nature, dead trees are just as normal as live trees.” – Bob Ross

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