Bob Ross quotes to add some happy little zen to your ceremony

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Bob Ross print by Culture BANDIT

Some of my earliest memories came from my ASMR-filled hours blissing out to Bob Ross' Joy of Painting and Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood. Soft-spoken men became my weakness forever.

It comes as no surprise to me that the king of zen, the late, great Bob Ross himself, has some mighty quotes from which we can pluck life lessons perfect for wedding vows, readings, and just to chill us out during wedding planning. Let's grab out proverbial paint brush, beat the devil out it, and read some happy little Bob Ross quotes.

Bob Ross quotes on beauty and love

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

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

"We want happy paintings. Happy paintings. If you want sad things, watch the news."

“If you look at the clouds long enough you’ll find exactly what you need.”

“You can create beautiful things — but you have to see them in your mind first”

“It’s hard to see things when you’re too close. Take a step back and look.”

“It’s amazing what you can do with a little love in your heart.”

“Paint anything you want on the canvas. Create your own world.”

“Don’t forget to tell these special people in your life just how special they are to you.”

“Life is too short to be alone, too precious. Share it with a friend.”

“Everything’s not great in life, but we can still find beauty in it.”

“You’re the greatest thing that has ever been or ever will be. You’re special. You’re so very special.”

“We each see the world in our own way. That’s what makes it such a special place.”

“Everyone needs a friend. Friends are the most valuable things in the world.”

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Bob Ross & Those Fucking Trees card by Debbie Dickhead

Bob Ross quotes on perseverance

“That is when you can experience true joy, when you have no fear.”

"Here's your bravery test!"

“Talent is a pursued interest. Anything that you’re willing to practice, you can do.”

“I think there’s an artist hidden at the bottom of every single one of us.”

“I think each of us, sometime in our life, has wanted to paint a picture.”

“How do you make a round circle with a square knife? That’s your challenge for the day.”

“Nothing in the world breeds success like success, even if you start with the smallest amount.”

“If you don’t think you can do this — you’re not realizing how simple it is.”

“You can do anything your heart can imagine.”

“Anything that you can visualize in your mind, you can do.”

“Sometimes you can amaze yourself.”

“You can do anything in this life. As long as you believe you can.”

“That’s what makes life fun. That you can make these decisions. That you can create the world that you want.”

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Bob Ross Cross Stitch PDF Pattern by Hug Sandwich

Bob Ross on making choices and taking chances

“There is no right or wrong – as long as it makes you happy and doesn’t hurt anyone.”

“Sometimes you learn more from your mistakes than you do from your masterpieces.”

“There’s no good or bad. There’s just what makes you happy.”

“You can do anything here — the only prerequisite is that it makes you happy.”

“You can have anything you want in the world — once you help everyone around you get what they want.”

“Go out on a limb — that’s where the fruit is.”

“Isn’t it fantastic that you can change your mind and create all these happy things?”

“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.”

“Sometimes life has a funny sense of humor.”

“We don’t need to set the sky on fire, a little glow will do just fine.”

“Everybody has their own ideas, and that’s the way it should be.”

“The only rule is that you should enjoy this.”

“It’s so important to do something every day that will make you happy.”

“Don’t be afraid to make these big decisions. Once you start, they sort of just make themselves.”

“Just let go — and fall like a little waterfall.”

Bob Ross quotes for your wedding as seen on @offbeatbride #bobross #wedding
Bob Ross Nature mug by Peachy Apricot

Bob Ross quotes on making mistakes

"Any time you learn, you gain."

"Any way you want it to be, that's just right."

“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.”

"We're gonna make some big decisions in our little world."

“We don't make mistakes. We just have happy accidents.”

“It’s life. It’s interesting. It’s fun.”

"You can do anything you want to do. This is your world."

“Once in awhile you need a little sorrow in your life.”

“You have to put some dark color in so your light color will show.”

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Bob Ross on whatever the hell he wants

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

“Remember how free clouds are. They just lay around in the sky all day long.”

“I remember when my Dad told me as a kid, ‘If you want to catch a rabbit, stand behind a tree and make a noise like a carrot. Then when the rabbit comes by you grab him.’ Works pretty good until you try to figure out what kind of noise a carrot makes…”

“Water's like me. It's lazy. Boy, it always looks for the easiest way to do things.”

"People look at me like I'm a little strange, when I go around talking to squirrels and rabbits and stuff. That's okay. That's just okay."

You know what, Bob? It IS okay. Thanks for the memories.

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  1. These are really sweet (although that greeting card is kind of jarring). Thanks.

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