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"Van Gogh was impulsive." - Joni Mitchell

"My sisters were in that van." - Lauren Destefano

"I have Van Gogh's ear for music" - Stephen Fry

"You have Van Gogh's ear for music." - Billy Wilder

"Van Halen is a work in progress." - Alex Van Halen

"He has Van Gogh's ear for music." - Billy Wilder

"Eddie Van Halen was probably the most influential." - Tony Iommi

"Van Der Vaart's movement is always on the move" - Chris Coleman

"A van backed through my windscreen into my wife's face." - Abraham Maslow

"Loneliness is a kind of prison. [Vincent Van Gogh]" - Irving Stone

"Louis van Gaal has nothing more to learn." - Louis van Gaal

"I live in a van, down by the river!" - Chris Farley

"Sitting on a cornflake, waiting for the van to come." - John Lennon

"Bang goes another kanga on the bonnet of the van" - Kate Bush

"Scholes and Van Nistelrooy drugged the last two defenders." - Ron Atkinson

"I was a typical Valley teen, in smoggy Van Nuys." - Ed Begley Jr

"If Pride leads the Van, Beggary brings up the Rear." - Benjamin Franklin

"Remember the band, Flock of Seagulls? They had their van stolen. I was like, They still have a van?" - Craig Ferguson

"Vans are the vehicles of murderers. Serial Killers. Rapists. Thieves. Nothing good ever happens in a van. Police should be allowed to arrest van drivers without cause. The van is the cause, asshole." - Shalom Auslander

"There was a fence and there was this other van- So I go, 'Fence or van? Cause I'm crashing into one of them,' and I said 'Fence,' so I hit the fence and bounced into the van" - Pete Wentz

"The Hillary team is driving around in a van. Sometimes people get those gag bumper stickers put on their van. Hillary has one on her van, and it says, 'If this van's rockin', I'm deleting emails.'" - David Letterman

"I had a Vincent van Gogh, a small Provencal landscape. We sold it. If you're going to have a van Gogh it should be a really good van Gogh." - Pierre Berge

"Wij wezen allles wat kopie of beschrijving was af en lieten het elementaire en het spontane in volle vrijheid reageren. Omdat de plaatsing van de vlakken en de kleuren en de verhoudingen van deze vlakken louter op toeval schenen te berusten, verklaarde ik dat deze werken, zoals in de natuur, gerangschikt waren "volgens de wetten van het toeval", toeval dat voor mij alleen maar een beperkt onderdeel vormde van een onpeilbare reden van bestaan, van een orde die in zijn totaliteit ontoegankelijk was." - Hans Arp

"Vincent van Gogh's mother painted all of his best things. The famous mailed decapitated ear was a figment of the public relations firm engaged by Van Gogh's dealer." - Roy Blount Jr

"Classic Van Halen made people want to dance and f**k. Modern Van Halen makes you want to drink milk and drive foreign cars." - David Lee Roth

"I had a solo career before Van Halen. My fan base filtered through Van Halen with me and came right on out the other side with me." - Sammy Hagar

"During my youth, I was fascinated by the colors of Van Goth's paintings" - Joseph Pisani

"Without a doubt, Eddie Van Halen is the greatest guitar player who has ever lived." - Zakk Wylde

"I do like Eddie Van Halen as a player. He gets it right quite often." - Paul Mccartney

"I will be an artist. I am sure I will. [Vincent Van Gogh]" - Irving Stone

"It's so easy to love. The only hard thing is to be loved. [Vincent Van Gogh]" - Irving Stone

"Someday my paintings will be hanging in the Louvre. [Vincent Van Gogh]" - Irving Stone

"I said about Van Jones . Be careful. This guy is extraordinarily dangerous and he is smart." - Glenn Beck

"He drove me home in the van, complaining, 'Women only like me for my mind'." - Steven Morrissey

"We like to kidnap them in a van, and take then somewhere dangerous... SURPRISE!!" - Gerard Way

"I spent more time in a van then in my mom's womb." - Myles Kennedy

"Van Gogh would"ve sold more than one painting if he"d put tigers in them." - Bill Watterson

"I joined Arsenal to play with Robin van persie - not replace him" - Olivier Giroud

"Took me by the hand, she's gonna love me in my Chevy Van." - Sammy Johns

"Einstein's space is no closer to reality than Van Gogh's sky." - Arthur Koestler

"What do you think of Manchester Uniteds three Rs - Rooney, Ronaldo and van Nistelrooy?" - Rob McCaffrey

"I have many favorite artists...Van Gough as one, but he didn't really sing a lot!" - Colin Mochrie

"Van Gogh would've sold more than one painting if he'd put tigers in them." - Bill Watterson

"Youth has triumphed (upon defeating 86-year-old Dirk van Foreest)." - Jacques Mieses

"[Van Jones] you should be a racial polemicist. You should be a racial reconciler." - Mary Matalin

"We do not need an Osami bin Laden leading us. -television evangelist Jack Van Impe" - Pat Robertson

"The bank, Mr. Van Buren, is trying to kill me, but I will kill it." - Andrew Jackson

"Dick Van Dyke was older than me and I was playing his dad." - Lionel Jeffries

"You can consider this carved in stone: I rule out becoming Herman Van Rompuy's successor." - Jean-Claude Juncker

"Mozart. Vivaldi. Van Gogh. Stretched their genius on struggle, stress and survival." - Billy Cannon

"The paintings by Van Gough and Chagall had a big influence on me." - John Dyer

"Dick Van Dyke spent most of his time setting everybody else up." - Dave Foley

"I think that Van Gogh is really the ultimate crazy artist that we all think of." - Ellen Forney

"I've heard my share of Van Halen. I never liked rock." - Brad Paisley

"I did not have a van, or wear Birkenstocks and tie-dyes." - Rachel Zoe

"I travel in a Ford Econoline van with a trailer. So it's not quite so glamorous." - Tift Merritt

"So, okay, I'm not a genius. Vincent Van Gogh and Albert Einstein were geniuses." - Bonnie Bassler

"I have a 15-passenger van, which is not fun to drive in L.A. ever." - King Tuff

"Jan van Riebeeck's arrival in Cape Town was the beginning of all South Africa's problems." - Jacob Zuma

"We shot that in all the real places where Van Gogh worked." - Vincente Minnelli

"Van Halen can keep providing the rain and I'll keep providing the parade." - David Lee Roth

"There's Dick Van Dyke and John Ritter, the two greatest physical comics of our generation." - Suzanne Somers

"It's only a few nutcases who do art for themselves, like Van Gogh." - David Bailey

"The name Van Halen, the family legacy, is going to go on long after I'm gone." - Eddie Van Halen

"Mr. Van Buren, your friends may be leaving you but my friends never leave me." - Andrew Jackson

"I buy Dries van Noten shoes. I love his clothes, too." - Christian Louboutin

"I thought it would be very nice to become Picasso or Rembrandt, or a van Gogh." - Dick Bruna

"I always liked the Van Gogh story because I was terribly involved in that." - Vincente Minnelli

"I have many favorite artists... Van Gogh as one, but he didn't really sing a lot!" - Colin Mochrie

"My old man said, `Follow the van, Don't dilly-dally on the way!' But I dillied and dallied, dallied and dillied, Lost the van and don't know where to roam." - Marie Lloyd

"What is drawing? It is working oneself through an invisible iron wall that seems to stand between what one feels and what one can do. - Vincent van Gogh, The Letters of Vincent van Gogh to His Brother" - Hokusai

"That's the van? It looks like a rotting banana." This was undeniable - Eric had painted the van a neon shade of yellow, and it was blotched with dings and rust like splotches of decay." - Cassandra Clare

"That song ["Don't Tell Me"] didn't take us anywhere, and I know why now. It wasn't what Van Halen fans wanted. It showed the darkness of Van Halen, and basically the end of the band." - Sammy Hagar

"One association with the arts that I vividly remember was a magazine called Normal Instructor, a teachers' magazine, that Miss George would hold up with illustrations of great artworks like [Vincent] van Gogh and Rembrandt [van Rijn]." - Paul Smith

"My old man said, Follow the van, Don't dilly-dally on the way!' But I dillied and dallied, dallied and dillied, Lost the van and don't know where to roam." - Marie Lloyd

"My heroes were Eddie Van Halen - especially after Van Halen I, II, III, and IV - Randy Rhoads, Ace Frehley and dudes like that. My brother played drums and we jammed in the garage and started writing our own stuff." - Dimebag Darrell

"It may be a point of great pride to have a Van Gogh on the living room wall, but the prospects of having Van Gogh himself in the living room would put a great many devoted art lovers to rout." - Ben Shahn

"And then I went round the corner and there's a Van Gogh portrait, and you just think, well, this is another level. A higher level, actually. I love the Sargent, but it's not the level of Van Gogh." - David Hockney

"I've had many nicknames over the years: V, Nessa, Nessy Poo, Nessy Bear and Van. Only my parents call me Van, though, and I hate it. I get embarrassed." - Vanessa Hudgens

"Greg Ginn was certainly a huge influence on my guitar playing. I put him up there with people like Eddie Van Halen. Eddie Van Halen changed everything; I don't necessarily like everything he did, but he definitely changed everything." - Buzz Osborne

"At some point I decided I didn't want to learn any more guitar technique. I was at that level where the next mountain there was to climb was Van Halen and I didn't really like Van Halen." - Rostam Batmanglij

"Monet, Manet, Sisley, Renoir, Van Gogh and others went outside to paint for one simple reason - it looks different outside." - Mike Svob

"Van Ritzen is one of the funniest humans I've ever met. Read her book, laugh, lather, rinse, repeat." - Mark Leiren-Young

"My first impression of Van Halen was that David Lee Roth was a god, and that so was Eddie." - Dave Mustaine

"If you put a Van Halen album in your record collection, it will melt all the rest of your records." - David Lee Roth

"You cannot be the good all the time - sometimes it is necessary to get angry. [Vincent Van Gogh]" - Irving Stone

"Richard Wagner commenting on the music of Ludvig Van Beethoven: He was a Titan, wrestling with the Gods." - Ludwig Van Beethoven

"I both love and am terrified by Greg Van Eekhout's vision of Los Angeles. I already want to go back." - John Scalzi

"If the FBI parks a van bristling with cameras outside your house, you are justified in closing your blinds." - Bruce Schneier

"I look at Van Halen as social workers. What we're really doing is creating jobs for rock critics." - Alex Van Halen

"I cannot see myself in a new car. I am a tiny white van person. That is what i want!" - Alexander Mccall Smith

"I'm as good as Jean-Claude Van Damme when it comes to martial arts. Sounding a little cocky aren't I" - Talisa Soto

"I creep like a thief, no doubt the man's swift, I'm more magnificent than Lee Van Cleef" - Diamond D

"158 Lewis Avenue between Lafayette and Van Buren, that was back durin days of hangin' on my bed-stuy block" - Big Daddy Kane

"It doesn't make you bad losing to Rob Van Dam... it just makes you like everybody else." - Rob Van Dam

"Genius gives birth, talent delivers. What Rembrandt or Van Gogh saw in the night can never be seen again." - Jack Kerouac

"I thought it'd be something cooler, like a van with 'Death to Demons' painted on the outside." - Cassandra Clare

"First off I am 35 years old, I am divorced, and I live in a van down by the river." - Chris Farley

"Rip Van Winkle, who said, Don't make the bed; I'm just going to the bathroom. Never got a dinner!" - Red Buttons

"Every once in awhile I'll call up Eddie (Van Halen) and ask, Found that fourth chord yet?" - Billy Gibbons

"I love music, I'm very eclectic. On my iPad I have the complete works of Ludwig van Beethoven." - Bernie Sanders

"Louis van Gaal is one of the most incredible coaches who's done a fantastic job in clubs all over Europe." - Gary Neville

"I loved that song ["Don't Tell Me"], but man, it was dark. That song did nothing for Van Halen." - Sammy Hagar

"The only single guy driving a minivan is a guy whose mother bought the van 16 years ago." - Mike Pesca

"I liked actions movies. Jean-Claude Van Damme was a major influence on me at that point in my life." - Seth Rogen

"If Palin lawyer thomas van flein thinks palin has been defamed he is delusional. Birds of a feather...." - David Shuster

"After his final fight: I felt like I was 120 years old. I feel like Rip Van Winkle right now." - Mike Tyson

"Van Morrison remains a singer who can be compared to no other in the history of modern popular music." - Greil Marcus

"As a kid, I was heavily into martial arts and wanted to be the next Jean-Claude Van Damme." - Chris Daughtry

"The Beatles will never get back together and David Lee Roth will never again sing with Van Halen." - Alex Van Halen

"For one who has not lived even a single lifetime, you are a wise man, Van Helsing." - Garrett Fort

"I didn't know a van could go up on two wheels like that, for so long." -Nudge" - James Patterson

"I wouldn't mind meeting Eddie Van Halen. That would be great. We need to invite him to a race." - Al Unser

"I've never really heard anybody imitating anything of mine the way they do with Edward Van Halen's stuff." - Steve Vai

"When I was 13, I was just figuring out how to play 'Eruption,' poorly, by Eddie Van Halen." - Dierks Bentley

"Dave thought he was bigger than Van Halen the band. So there was this catfight going on for 10 years." - Gary Cherone

"I think that the mythology of Van Gogh's life, and the beauty of his paintings, is unstoppable." - Billy Childish

"Then I abandoned comics for fine art because I had some romantic vision of being like Vincent Van Gogh Jr." - Bill Griffith

"The first Van Halen album makes Johnny Rotten out to be what he really was and still is: a hairdresser." - Henry Rollins

"I rage against Vincent van Gogh for needing to die at 37, after painting for only ten years." - Jerry Saltz

"You can never deny the immense talent, rock credibility and iconic historical contribution that Van Halen made." - Steve Vai

"My friend, the Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh, was murdered in 2004 for having been insufficiently reverent toward Islam." - Ayaan Hirsi Ali

"'The Dick Van Dyke Show' was the most fun I ever had and the most creative period of my life." - Dick Van Dyke

"I'm one of the more pessimistic cats on the planet. I make Van Gogh look like a rodeo clown." - Dennis Miller

"If I could work with Joan Van Ark every day for the rest of my life I would." - Ted Shackelford

"As a private person I think I am now totally different from Ruud van Nistelrooy the footballer." - Ruud Van Nistelrooy

"The body has a dimension of simulation. The learning process, for instance: when one learns how to drive a car or a van, once in the van, one feels completely lost. But then, once you have learnt how to drive, the whole van is in your body. It is integrated into your body." - Paul Virilio

"I feel close to Marvin Gaye, Vincent van Gogh, because nobody appreciated his work until he was dead. Now it's worth millions." - Tupac Shakur

"My mom was [a hippie]. We weren't allowed sugar cereal. We weren't allowed processed foods-except Van de Kamp's fish sticks. We never locked the front door." - Jessica Biel

"I admire Eddie Van Halen and Steve Lukather, but they might blow me away quite easily if we were to jam together." - Eric Clapton

"There's a lot of meth [in Bisbee]. So there's an ex-cop-car Tahoe and a BE DRUG FREE van parked right in front of my house." - Doug Stanhope

"We're ganna we like to actually um, kidnap them in a van, and tie them up, and leave them somewhere dangerous...that's the SUPRISE!" - Gerard Way

"There's very little greatness in this world, but in the crucible of quality there's a special corner reserved for Van Halen." - Bob Lefsetz

"The whole idea of comparing climbers is ludicrous. It would be like sitting Van Gogh down with Rembrandt and saying, Ready, get set, go." - Pat Ament

"You are a side effect," Van Houten continued, "of an evolutionary process that cares little for individual lives. You are a failed experiment in mutation." - John Green

"Townes van Zandt is the best songwriter in the whole world and I'll stand on Bob Dylan's coffee table in my cowboy boots and say that." - Steve Earle

"A generic vampire tale in the Underworld vein that comes closer to the infamous Van Helsing than a memorable re-interpretation of a legendary monster." - James Berardinelli

"Sometimes I'll listen to a little old Van Halen, or some Beatles, Zeppelin stuff, classical music... I like a lot of different things." - Eric Carr

"Learn to trust yourself. That's very vital. ... Just stand with yourself. Remember, in his lifetime, Van Gogh sold only two paintings. I personally sold even fewer." - Eric Idle

"He wished he hadn't pulled me from the path of Tyler's van - there was no other conclusion I could come to." - Stephenie Meyer

"A cement mixer collided with a prison van on the Kingston Pass. Motorists are asked to be on the lookout for 16 hardened criminals." - Ronnie Corbett

"Van Gogh was asked how he created such beautiful paintings. He said I dream my paintings and then I paint my dreams." - Bob Proctor

"The dead are visible only in the terrible lidless eye of memory. The living, thank heaven, retain the ability to surprise and to disappoint. - Van Houten" - John Green

"People say that life is a cesspool of darkness and dispair. Well we of Van Halen are sailing through it in a yacht!" - David Lee Roth

"He picks up his dates in a van? No wonder he's such a hit with the ladies." -Jace about Simon, pg. 331-" - Cassandra Clare

"Peter Van Houten was the only person I"d ever come across who seemed to (a) understand what it's like to be dying, and (b) not have died." - John Green

"On the other hand, even a big, '80s love van was less noticeable than six flying kids and their talking dog. So there you go." - James Patterson

"I have got an iPad, what a joy! Van Gogh would have loved it, and he could have written his letters on it as well." - David Hockney

"Another fact that doesn't exactly brighten up our days is that Mr. Van Maaren, the man who works in the warehouse, is getting suspicious about the Annex." - Anne Frank

"Okay, maybe I'm not such a shitty writer. But I can't pull my ideas together, Van Houten. My thoughts are stars I can't fathom into constellations." - John Green



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