Bob Ross Wisdom


Bob Ross had a birthday a few weeks ago that was celebrated on whatever I was looking at on the internet that day. I do remember being a kid and watching the Joy of Painting. I sort of thought it was fake – how could a cloud that realistic be made with two or three brush squiggles? I can craft, but I’m not a skilled painter, drawer or fine artist by any stretch. I’ve never really looked all that much into the Bob Ross following, but that week of Bob Ross’s birthday, I did read a little more about the man.

Bob Ross has a bit of a cult following, and for good reason. The more quotes I read, the more I felt akin to this man. Some of the quotes, especially brought out of context of the painting show are funny, some philosophical, and most just feel right with me.

I thought they might be a good pieces of wisdom to kick off the holiday week. Use them as some motivation or a few minutes of slowing down for thoughtful joyful meditation.

Here are a few Bob Ross quotes I believe:

  • “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.”
  • “Talent is a pursued interest. Anything that you’re willing to practice, you can do.”
  • “You can do anything you want to do. This is your world.”

And of course the lovely,

  • “There’s nothing wrong with having a tree as a friend.”

A nice collection of Bob Ross Wisdom be found in a ton of places on the internet, but I liked these sites:

And for some entertainment, straight from PBS Studios, a Bob Ross Remix!


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