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I dont know much about contemporary music. I do have an iPod but I listen to a lot of old blues. I listen to John Lee Hooker and Elmore James. I have been listening to them for years. I was obsessed with Van Morrison for years. I went to see him recently where he performed Astral Weeks. I just spent the entire night crying, but I was really obsessed with Van Morrison.
— Robert Pattinson —

Fear and love might leave a man complacent, but jealousy will always get him out of the van.

— Brock Clarke

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

— Andrew Jackson

When Caroline Meeber boarded the afternoon train for Chicago, her total outfit consisted of a small trunk, a cheap imitation alligator-skin satchel, a small lunch in a paper box, and a yellow leather snap purse, containing her ticket, a scrap of paper with her sister's address in Van Buren Street, and four dollars in money. It was in August, 1889. She was eighteen years of age, bright, timid, and full of the illusions of ignorance and youth. Whatever touch of regret at parting characterised her thoughts, it was certainly not for advantages now being given up. A gush of tears at her mother's farewell kiss, a touch in her throat when the cars clacked by the flour mill where her father worked by the day, a pathetic sigh as the familiar green environs of the village passed in review, and the threads which bound her so lightly to girlhood and home were irretrievably broken.

— Theodore Dreiser

You're willing to miss the finals ... for me?"
"I attacked a van for you."
"But that didn't interfere with your schedule.

— Shelly Laurenston

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

— King Tuff

Spitfire asked me if I had a problem talking about Van Halen or Extreme. I really don't. There are people who are just going to want to know what it was like to play with Eddie.

— Gary Cherone

My past has its space, its paths, its nameplaces, and its monuments. Beneath the crossed but distinct orders of succession and simultaneity, beneath the train of synchronizations added onto line by line, we find a nameless network
constellations of spatial hours, of point-events. Should we even say 'thing,' should we say 'imaginary' or 'idea,' when each thing exists beyond itself, when each fact can be a dimension, when ideas have their regions? The whole description of our landscape and the lines of our universe, and of our inner monologue, needs to be redone. Colors, sounds, and things
like Van Gogh's stars
are the focal points and radiance of being.

— Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Hij kwam niet verder, want Stalin explodeerde opnieuw.
'We hebben die verdomde atoombom van jou niet nodig om te vechten en te winnen! Wat we nodig hebben zijn socialistische zielen en harten! Wie voelt dat hij nooit overwonnen kan worden, kan ook nooit overwonnen worden!'
'Voor zover iemand geen atoombom op hem laat vallen', zei Allan.
'Ik zal het kapitalisme vernietigen! Hoor je dat? Ik zal iedere afzonderlijke kapitalist vernietigen! En ik begin met jou, hond, als je ons niet helpt met die bom!'
Allan wilde echter niet langer aan tafel zitten en beledigingen aanhoren. Hij was naar Moskou gekomen om te helpen, niet om uitgescholden te worden. Stalin mocht het zelf uitzoeken.
'Ik heb iets bedacht', zei Allan.
'En dat is?' vroeg Stalin boos.
'Zou je die snor van je niet eens afscheren?'
Daarmee was het diner voorbij, want de tolk viel flauw.

— Jonas Jonasson

Van sealed the letter, found his Thunderbolt pistol in the place he had visualized, introduced one cartridge into the magazine, and translated it into its chamber. Then, standing before a closet mirror, he put the automatic to his head, at the point of the pterion, and pressed the comfortably concaved trigger. Nothing happened - or perhaps everything happened, and his destiny simply forked at that instant, as it probably does sometimes at night, especially in a strange bed, at stages of great happiness or great desolation, when we happen to die in our sleep, but continue our normal existence, with no perceptible break in the fakes serialization, on the following, neatly prepared morning, with a spurious past discreetly but firmly attached behind.

— Vladimir Nabokov

I can not draw sheep and cows if I do not understand their lives.
[Vincent Van Gogh]

— Irving Stone

No one has called any of my pictures obscene ever but I have been constantly blamed for an even greater sin - the ugliness.
[Vincent Van Gogh]

— Irving Stone

Layers like a bad Van Gogh. Pella felt little beads

— Chad Harbach

We gaan in op reusachtige, ongrijpbare collectieve projecten, zodat we ons afvragen wat we vorig jaar deden, sterker nog, waar wij zijn gebleven en wat er van ons geworden is. We zien onze verspilde krachten onder ogen tijdens het pathos van een pensioneringsfeestje.

— Alain De Botton

Sounded to me like he had a pretty good idea what he was saying," Van replied, with surprisingly little anger. "It's a pity he had to overintellectualize like that. He did such good work, and then he had to go and intellectualize it.

— Jonathan Franzen

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

In comparison to the emotionally-charged axing of a striker, Ruud van Nistelrooy, who averaged 30 goals a season, even the sale of David Beckham for, in Real Madrid's opinion, "peanuts", and the never-explained departure of Jaap Stam appear to be the rational acts of a sage and far-sighted manger. To offload a player because he could not be reconciled with a role within the squad is a failing of management.

— Pete Gill

What if Van Gogh had taken medication for his mental illness? Would the world have been deprived of a great artist?

— Peter D. Kramer

Well, let's take what people think is a dignified death. Christ - was that a dignified death? Do you think it's dignified to hang from wood with nails through your hands and feet bleeding, hang for three or four days slowly dying, with people jabbing spears into your side, and people jeering you? Do you think that's dignified? Not by a long shot. Had Christ died in my van with people around Him who loved Him, the way it was, it would be far more dignified. In my rusty van.

— Jack Kevorkian

Technology is mechanical and contrary to the emotions that inform a person's life. The country music field has especially been hit hard by this. All my songs have been written by people who went out of fashion years ago. Just like da Vinci and Renoir and van Gogh. Nobody paints like that anymore. But it can't be wrong to try.

— Bob Dylan

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