If you have ever watched ‘The Joy of Painting’ with Bob Ross you know that Bob didn’t only know his way around the canvas but was also a man of great wisdom with a wonderful sense of humor. It is no surprise that there is even a quiz on the internet with the name “Who Said It: Bob Ross or Buddha?”. Try it out and see if you can get everything right.
So without further ado here are some of our absolute favorite things that Bob said on his show:
About Happiness and Sadness:
‘Talent is a pursued interest. Anything that you’re willing to practice, you can do.’
About Politics and Trees:
‘That’s a crooked tree. We’ll send him to Washington.’
About the Director of the TV Show
‘I can’t go over 30 minutes, because we have a mean ol’ director with no sense of humor.’
On Uncle Sam:
‘Oh, if you have never been to Alaska, go there while it is still wild. My favorite uncle asked me if I wanted to go there, Uncle Sam. He said if you don’t go, you’re going to jail. That is how Uncle Sam asks you.’
Advice from his Father:
‘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…’
And Words about his Mother:
‘Tender as a mothers love… And with my mother, that was certainly true.’
About Friends and other special People:
‘Don’t forget to tell these special people in your life just how special they are to you.’
About Nature and our Responsibility:
‘If we’re going to have animals around we all have to be concerned about them and take care of them.’
And our all time Favorite:
‘We don’t make mistakes, we just have happy accidents.’
So, what are your favorite quotes by Bob Ross? Be sure to tell us on Twitter or send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy Painting, and God Bless, my friend.