Bob Ross Quotes To Brighten Your Day


This collection of Bob Ross quotes, will brighten your day.

The familiar permed hair, paint pallet in hand, and easy, smooth, relaxing voice that spoke directly to us, Bob Ross is remembered as one of the most recognizable painters of all time. He was a friendly and familiar face we grew to love, and Bob Ross quotes remind us of the man who could easily bring a smile to our face any time we saw him on television.

Using alla prima (wet on wet) techniques, Bob Ross never seemed to make any mistakes or produce any paintings that had flaws. At the hint of any undesired brush stroke was the smoothest brush off explanation of , “we don’t make mistakes, just happy accidents.”

Ironically, Ross became immensely recognizable with millions of people watching his show, yet so few ever made the decision to pick up a paint brush to attempt a painting.

His allure was for the paintings in part, but more for his demeanor and even temperament.

Far from his relaxed persona was his off camera life. Attaining the rank of Master Sergeant in the Air Force, he excelled at his duties, but also decided to never raise his voice after he separated. During his service in Alaska, Ross refined his skills at painting quickly and would complete “a few” paintings while eating a sandwich during his lunch breaks that would be sold later each afternoon. Upon discovering that he could earn more from painting, he left the Air Force and returned to Orlando, Florida where he was raised, to continue studying painting and selling art supplies.

Bob Ross quotes

This would lead to Ross’ memorable PBS show, The Joy of Painting.

The show would run on PBS for eleven years and is still played regularly on the network. Attributed to Ross’ easy style and show’s long run on PBS, he earned notoriety as a cult celebrity and often appeared as a guest on other shows but more often was imitated by others.

Through his life, Ross would be married twice and have one son, Robert Steven Ross. Ross would suffer from lymphoma and die from complications when he was 52, in 1995. While he was still making his show, he was showing signs of his illness but kept his health private.

Towards the end of the show, as the treatment for his lymphoma and effects of the disease progressed, he started losing his hair and wore a hair piece, and later wig, to retain his secret from the public. Sadly, at 52, he passed far too young an there are many more happy trees that need to be brought into our magic worlds.
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Here are our favorite Bob Ross quotes to put a smile on your face.

  1. “Any time ya learn, ya gain.”
  2. “Clouds are very, very free.”
  3. “Gotta give him a friend. Like I always say ‘everyone needs a friend’.”
  4. “That’ll be our little secret.”
  5. “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.”
  6. “We don’t know where it goes. We don’t really care.”
  7. “Any way you want it to be, that’s just right.”
  8. “Let’s just blend this little rascal here, ha! Happy as we can be.”
  9. “Shwooop. Hehe. You have to make those little noises, or it just doesn’t work.”
  10. “Talk to the tree, make friends with it.”Image result for bob ross
  11. “The only thing worse than yellow snow is green snow.”
  12. “The trees are oh so soft, oh so soft I freakin’ love it.”
  13. “Trees cover up a multitude of sins.”
  14. “There’s nothing wrong with having a tree as a friend.”
  15. “We tell people sometimes: we’re like drug dealers, come into town and get everybody absolutely addicted to painting. It doesn’t take much to get you addicted.”
  16. “You can do anything you want to do. This is your world”
  17. “When we teach people to paint this is the one they fall in love with. It works so well.”
  18. “You can put as many or as few as you want in your world.”
  19. “We’re gonna make some big decisions in our little world.”
  20. “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.”

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