20 Bob Ross Quotes That'll Instantly Boost Your Mood

Bob Ross sitting in front of a painting of him eating pizza on a scenic mountain backdrop
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"There's nothing wrong with having a tree as a friend."

Consider It a 'Happy Accident' That You're Reading These Bob Ross Quotes

If there's anyone who can inspire you to unlock your creativity and make the most out of life, it's absolutely American painter Bob Ross.

This kind and nurturing artist always knows just what to say when we're in dire need of some uplifting words in our life.

We've rounded up his most encouraging quotes for you to seek solace in when you're going through a tough time. Find the one that speaks to you now!

Best Bob Ross Quotes

  • "This is your world, you're the creator. Find freedom on this canvas."

  • "There are no mistakes, only happy accidents."

  • "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."

  • "You need the dark in order to show the light."

  • "Believe that you can do it, 'cause you can do it."

Funny Bob Ross Quotes

  • "I like to beat the brush."

  • "The only thing worse than yellow snow is green snow."

  • "There's nothing in the world that breeds success like success."

  • "Let's get a little crazy here."

  • "There's nothing wrong with having a tree as a friend."

Inspirational Bob Ross Quotes

  • "Look around. Look at what we have. Beauty is everywhere—you only have to look to see it."

  • "Ever make mistakes in life? Let's make them birds. Yeah, they're birds now."

  • "Got to have a little sadness once in a while so you know when the good times come. I'm waiting on the good times now."

  • "We just show you how, but you make the decisions. When you have this much power, you have to make big decisions."

  • "Trees don't always grow straight, they grow however makes them happy."

Famous Bob Ross Quotes

  • "Trees cover up a multitude of sins."

  • "They say everything looks better with odd numbers of things. But sometimes I put even numbers—just to upset the critics."

  • "If I paint something, I don't want to have to explain what it is."

  • "How do you make a round circle with a square knife? That's your challenge for the day."

  • "Now then, let's come right down in here and put some nice big strong arms on these trees. Tree needs an arm too. It'll hold up the weight of the forest. Little bird has to have a place to set there. There he goes..."

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