99+ Best Bob Ross Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Robert Norman Ross was an American painter, art instructor, and television host. Profoundly inspirational Bob Ross quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

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Famous Bob Ross Quotes

You can do ANYTHING you want to do-This is your World. – Bob Ross

If you learned how to make a cloud, your time is not wasted. – Bob Ross

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

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

I was the guy who makes you scrub the latrine, the guy who makes you make your bed, the guy who screams at you for being late to work. The job requires you to be a mean, tough person. And I was fed up with it. I promised myself that if I ever got away from it, it wasn’t going to be that way any more. – Bob Ross

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You can do anything your heart can imagine. – Bob Ross

The lean and mean fighting machines, we’re beyond that. – Bob Ross

People see you on television, and they think you make the same amount of money that Clint Eastwood does. But this is PBS. All these shows are done for free. – Bob Ross

Possessing talent is nothing more than the continuous pursuit of a life-long interest. – Bob Ross

I don’t know if anything in nature ever grows exactly the same, but they are always exactly as the way it should be, perfectly itself. – Bob Ross

There are thousands of very, very talented artists who will never be known, even after they are dead. – Bob Ross

Think about a cloud. Just float around and be there. – Bob Ross

Traditionally, art has been for the select few. – Bob Ross

People might look at you a bit funny, but it’s okay. Artists are allowed to be a bit different. – Bob Ross

We were amazed, but we are every year. – Bob Ross

No pressure. Just relax and watch it happen. – Bob Ross

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

And we have 45 million uninsured Americans. We have seven million Californians without health insurance coverage. – Bob Ross

Everybody has dreams. You are living the American dream, what’s wrong with pushing to secure it for everyone? – Bob Ross

Use absolutely no pressure. Just like an angel’s wing. – Bob Ross

Traditionally, art has been for the select few. We have been brainwashed to believe that Michelangelo had to pat you on the head at birth. – Bob Ross

I’ve never claimed that this is investment art. When we first started out, all the art colleges and universities across the country would sort of badmouth what we were doing. It’s funny that a lot of them now are sending us letters saying, ‘We may not totally agree with the way you paint, but we appreciate what you’re doing, because you’re sending literally thousands of people into art colleges. – Bob Ross

Everyday’s a good day when you paint. – Bob Ross

We want our happy little clouds to float across the sky. – Bob Ross

I tell people, ‘You can do this.’ And they write back and say, ‘You were right. I can do this. And now I believe I can do anything.’ – 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

Never think about the mistakes you made. Think about the mistakes you will make. – Bob Ross

We have no limits to our world. We’re only limited by our imagination. – Bob Ross

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

Most painters want recognition, especially by their peers. I achieved that a long time ago with TV. I don’t need any more. – Bob Ross

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

People look at me like I’m a little strange, when I go around talking to squirrels and rabbits and stuff. That’s ok. That’s just ok. – Bob Ross

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

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

What we are trying to do is create a single access point that has no wrong door, – Bob Ross

I believe, I believe every day is a good day when you paint. – Bob Ross

Trees don’t grow even, they don’t grow straight just however it makes them happy. – Bob Ross

You do your best work if you do a job that makes you happy. – Bob Ross

Remember, you can do anything in your world that you want to. – Bob Ross

We show people that anybody can paint a picture that they’re proud of. It may never hang in the Smithsonian, but it will certainly be something that they’ll hang in their home and be proud of. And that’s what it’s all about. – Bob Ross

Whatever makes you happy, you put in your world. – 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

Happy painting and God Bless, my friend. – Bob Ross

The least little bit can do so much. – Bob Ross

Trees cover up a multitude of sins. – Bob Ross

Oooh, if you have never been to Alaska, go there while it is still wild. My favorite uncle asked me if I wanted to go there, Uncle Sam. He said if you don’t go, you’re going to jail. That is how Uncle Sam asks you. – Bob Ross

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

Don’t be afraid to scrape the paint off and do it again. This is the way you learn, trial and error, over and over, repetition. It pays you great dividends, great, great dividends. – 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

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

Little more black, little more blue. And we’ll just put that in using little crisscross strokes or-or little X’s, whatever you want to call them. Whatever. – Bob Ross

We don’t laugh because we feel good; we feel good because we laugh. – Bob Ross

The day Christina comes out of her grave, that’s the day he should get parole. – Bob Ross

Put light against light – you have nothing. Put dark against dark – you have nothing. It’s the contrast of light and dark that each give the other one meaning. – Bob Ross

I don’t intimidate anyone. Instead, I try to get people to believe in themselves. – Bob Ross

We train one-quarter of the commercial pilots in the United States, so when we heard about this tragedy we knew the odds were good one of pilots would be involved. It turns out maybe some that were not authorized to fly were also pilots. – Bob Ross

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

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

The truth is we tend to let people shuffle around from door to door because we haven’t integrated, … We have not been doing an adequate job for these people. – Bob Ross

Let’s build us a happy, little cloud that floats around the sky. – Bob Ross

It’s the imperfections that make something beautiful, that’s what makes it different and unique from everything else. – Bob Ross

We dont make mistakes. We have happy accidents. – Bob Ross

I stay hidden. I’m sort of hard to find. – Bob Ross

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

There are no mistakes, just happy accidents. – Bob Ross

I have to paint fast on television because of the limited time, but I don’t want people to see what I’m showing them as work, something to worry and fret over. This is supposed to be fun. – Bob Ross

If you study my paintings, there are no signs of human life. – Bob Ross

All around the top, it was covered in flames. It’s depressing. – Bob Ross

I never turn down requests for interviews. I’m just rarely asked. – Bob Ross

There is no doubt in my mind that he would have (killed) again. – Bob Ross

A lot of times we can get trees out without scarring other trees. – Bob Ross

Just let go – and fall like a little waterfall – Bob Ross

We get letters every day from people wanting more mountains. As many as I paint, they still say, ‘Give me more mountains.’ – Bob Ross

Tender as a mothers love… And with my mother, that was certainly true. – Bob Ross

Within one hour of touching the brush to canvas for the first time, my students have a total, complete painting. – Bob Ross

wash the brush, just beats the devil out of it. – 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

Everyone is going to see things differently – and that’s the way it should be. – Bob Ross

One of the questions that I hear over and over and over is, ‘What do we do with all these paintings we do on television?’ Most of these paintings are donated to PBS stations across the country. They auction them off, and they make a happy buck with ’em. – Bob Ross

The burden borne by mankind is a heavy and a crushing thing. The word Jesus used means a load carried or toil borne to the point of exhaustion. Rest is simply release from that burden. It is not something we do, it is what comes to us when we cease to do. His own meekness, that is the rest. – Bob Ross

The most important thing about you is what comes to your mind when you think of God. – Bob Ross

To know that God thinks about me is the beginning of my journey of faith. – Bob Ross

Salvation is from our side a choice, from the divine side it is a seizing upon, an apprehending, a conquest by the Most High God. Our ‘accepting’ and ‘willing’ are reactions rather than actions. The right of determination must always remain with God. – Bob Ross

The trouble is that the whole ‘accept Christ’ attitude is likely to be wrong. It shows Christ applying to us rather than us to him. It makes him stand hat-in-hand awaiting our verdict on him, instead of our kneeling with troubled hearts awaiting his verdict on us. It may even permit us to accept Christ by an impulse of mind or emotions, painlessly, at no loss to our ego and no inconvenience to our usual way of life. – Bob Ross

What God declares the believing heart confesses without the need of further proof. Indeed, to seek proof is to admit doubt, and to obtain proof is to render faith superfluous. – Bob Ross

The best book is not one that informs merely, but one that stirs the reader up to inform himself. – Bob Ross

True religion is removed from diet and days, from garments and ceremonies, and placed where it belongs – in the union of the spirit of man with the Spirit of God. – Bob Ross

Beauty is in the eye of the Creator. – Bob Ross

Perfect love knows no because – Bob Ross

There is a strain of loneliness infecting many Christians, which only the presence of God can cure. – Bob Ross

Whom God would use greatly He will hurt deeply. – Bob Ross

When I am praying the most eloquently, I am getting the least accomplished in my prayer life. But when I stop getting eloquent and give God less theology and shut up and just gaze upward and wait for God to speak to my heart He speaks with such power that I have to grab a pencil and a notebook and take notes on what God is saying to my heart. – Bob Ross

Secularism, materialism, and the intrusive presence of things have put out the light in our souls and turned us into a generation of zombies. – Bob Ross

One hundred religious persons knit into a unity by careful organizations do not constitute a church any more than eleven dead men make a football team. The first requisite is life, always. – Bob Ross

God doesn’t need anything nevertheless He wants worshipers. – Bob Ross

It is because of the hasty and superficial conversation with God that the sense of sin is so weak and that no motives have power to help you to hate and flee from sin as you should. – Bob Ross

History is little more than the story of man’s sin, and the daily newspaper a running commentary on it. – Bob Ross

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