A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from February 21, 2018
“I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process”

“‘I put my heart and soul into my work, and have half lost my mind in the process.’ VINCENT VAN GOGH” was printed in the book Vincent Van Gogh, 1853-1890: Vision and Reality (2001). Vincent van Gogh, a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who suffered from years of mental illness and poverty and eventually committed suicide at age 37, seems to fit the quotation, but its authorship is uncertain. Earlier citations are lacking.


Wikipedia: Vincent van Gogh
Vincent Willem van Gogh (Dutch: [ˈvɪnsɛnt ˈʋɪləm vɑn ˈɣɔx] 30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. In just over a decade he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, most of them in the last two years of his life. They include landscapes, still lifes, portraits and self-portraits, and are characterised by bold colours and dramatic, impulsive and expressive brushwork that contributed to the foundations of modern art. His suicide at 37 followed years of mental illness and poverty.

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I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.

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Vincent Van Gogh, 1853-1890:
Vision and Reality

By Ingo F. Walther, Valerie Coyle and Axel Molinski
New York, NY: Barnes & Noble
2001 (original edition 1987)
Pg. 71:
“I put my heart and soul into my work, and have half lost my mind in the process.”
VINCENT VAN GOGH

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The Dead Guy Interviews:
Conversations with 45 of the Most Accomplished, Notorious, and Deceased Personalities in History

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VVG: I put my heart and soul into my work, and lost my mind in the process. I just messed everything up. I even botched shooting myself. Did you know it took me two days to die! [Muttering ] I would have liked to see Theo’s son grow up.

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“I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.” Vincent Van Gogh http://tinyurl.com/2nsus4
12:54 PM - 24 Jan 2008

1 February 2015, The Times (Munster, IN), “Racial controversy clouds Paris fashion season” by Thomas Adamson (AP Fashion Writer), pg. D6, col. 1:
VIKTOR AND ROLF’S
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“I put my heart and soul into my work and lost my mind in the process,” said Dutch design duo Viktor & Rolf of their couture show, quoting painter Vincent van Gogh. 

9 February 2015, Coshocton (OH) Tribune, pg. 6A, col. 1:
Saturday’s Cryptoquote: I PUT MY HEART AND MY SOUL INTO MY WORK, AND HAVE LOST MY MIND IN THE PROCESS.—VINCENT VAN GOGH

The Quotes Master
December 30, 2015
30 Humorous Quotes about Work
(...)
18. “I PUT MY HEART AND SOUL INTO MY WORK, AND HAVE LOST MY MIND IN THE PROCESS.”

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“I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.”
— Vincent Van Gogh
7:45 PM - 8 May 2017

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