Best Quotes from Bob Ross

There are no mistakes, only happy accidents.

Bob Ross

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

Bob Ross

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

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

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

I don’t intimidate anyone.

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

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

Bob Ross

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

Bob Ross

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

Bob Ross

I stay hidden. I’m sort of hard to find.

Bob Ross

Most painters want recognition, especially by their peers.

Bob Ross

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

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

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

Traditionally, art has been for the select few.

Bob Ross

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

Bob Ross

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

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

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