32 Bob Ross Quotes

Bob Ross
1942 - 1995

Be inspired by these Bob Ross quotes. Robert Norman Ross, better known as Bob Ross, was born on October 29, 1942, and died on July 4, 1995, due to complications from lymphoma, which he had battled for several years. Ross was an American painter, art instructor, and television host. He not only created "The Joy of Painting" but he was also its host. The episodes of "The Joy of Painting", were instructional television programs and aired from 1983 to 1994 on PBS in the United States. Bob's show also aired in Canada, Latin America, and Europe.

Bob Ross was born in Daytona Beach, Florida, to Jack and Ollie Ross, and raised in Orlando, Florida. . Ross enlisted in the United States Air Force when he was 18 years old. He served as a medical records technician. During his 20-year tenure with the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Alaska for the majority of his Air Force career, Ross developed a taste for painting after attending an art class at the Anchorage U.S.O. club. The landscapes he painted, including mountains, lakes, snow, and log cabin scenes, were strongly influenced by his many years living in Alaska, where he was.



  1. In painting, you have unlimited power. You have the ability to move mountains.
    Bob Ross
    Mountain Quotes



  2. Clouds are very, very free.
    Bob Ross
    Freedom Quotes



  3. Stop for a moment to appreciate the beauty of nature. Take time to simply breathe. And most of all, remember that there are no mistakes in life...
    Bob Ross
    Nature Quotes



  4. There's nothing wrong with having a tree as a friend...Trees cover up a multitude of sins.
    Bob Ross
    Friend Quotes



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



  6. Go out on a limb -- that’s where the fruit is.
    Bob Ross
    Inspirational Quotes



  7. Just let go -- and fall like a little waterfall.
    Bob Ross
    Letting Go Quotes



  8. Talk to the tree, make friends with it.
    Bob Ross
    Cute Quotes



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



  10. Water's like me. It's lazy. Boy, it always looks for the easiest way to do things.
    Bob Ross
    Funny Quotes



  11. In nature, dead trees are just as normal as live trees.
    Bob Ross
    Death



  12. Tree needs an arm too. It'll hold up the weight of the forest.
    Bob Ross
    Words of Encouragement



  13. I like fishing, but I'm not a very good fisherman. I always throw the fish back into the water, just put a band-aid on his mouth, tap 'im on the patootie and let him on his way.
    Bob Ross
    Funny Quotes about Life



  14. We want happy paintings. Happy paintings. If you want sad things, watch the news.
    Bob Ross
    Happiness



  15. I think there's an artist hidden at the bottom of every single one of us.
    Bob Ross
    Potential



  16. Maybe in our world there lives a happy little tree over there.
    Bob Ross
    Quote of The Day



  17. If we’re going to have animals around we all have to be concerned about them and take care of them.
    Bob Ross
    Motivational Quotes



  18. Look around. Look at what we have. Beauty is everywhere—you only have to look to see it.
    Bob Ross
    Beautiful Quotes



  19. Exercising the imagination, experimenting with talents, being creative; these things, to me, are truly the windows to your soul.
    Bob Ross
    Creativity



  20. Believe that you can do it cause you can do it.
    Bob Ross
    Believe In Yourself



  21. This is your world
    You’re the creator
    Find freedom on this canvas ...
    Bob Ross
    Quotes To Live By



  22. Anything that you believe you can do strong enough, you can do. Anything. As long as you believe.
    Bob Ross
    Believe



  23. Talent is a pursued interest. Anything that you're willing to practice, you can do.
    Bob Ross
    Practice



  24. Anytime you learn, you gain.
    Bob Ross
    Learning



  25. There's nothing in the world that breeds success like success.
    Bob Ross
    Success



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



  27. You can do anything you want to do. This is your world.
    Bob Ross
    Motivational Quotes



  28. Quotes About Bob Ross

  29. He [Bob Ross} acted, ... as a teacher and as a quasi therapist, slowing us down and helping us pay attention to the better things in our lives.
    Kristin G. Congdon, Happy Clouds, Happy Trees
    Teacher



  30. Bob was a generous man. He was, his sister-in-law June Woznick informs us, the same man you saw on television, kind and loving.
    Kristin G. Congdon, Happy Clouds, Happy Trees
    Generosity Quotes



  31. Bob’s compelling personality has motivated untold numbers of painters ... His inspirational, quiet speech calms and encourages even the most disheartened amongst us.
    Kristin G. Congdon, Happy Clouds, Happy Trees
    Inspiring Others



  32. Even now, years after his death in 1995 … Bob Ross may still be the most famous artist on the face of the earth…. His purpose was as much to massage souls as it was to teach painting.
    Michael Kimmelman
    Famous Quotes about Life



  33. Part of Ross’s lasting appeal is that he talked about more than paint and landscapes and trees—he tapped into the core ideal that people should be happy, and painting was a great way to achieve that.
    Michelle White
    Achievement


What Bob Ross Taught Us
What can a person learn from Bob Ross? Without a doubt, Bob's life was filled with the beauty he saw; with kindness; and, a simplified lifestyle; a life filled with perseverance to follow his own dreams of artistic expression. Bob fulfilled and demonstrated a true success story without becoming married to celebrity status. Bob met challenges with glee; he knew how to turn what he saw as beautiful into a vivid depiction that others could also enjoy.



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