Paul Gauguin: I like 'em fat and vicious and not too smart. Nothing spiritual either. To have to say 'I love you' would break my teeth. I don't want to be loved.
Vincent Van Gogh: If I'm to be anything as a painter I've got to break through that iron wall between what I feel and what I express. My best chance of doing it is here, where my roots are... the people I know, the earth I know.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Van Gogh cuts his ear off, he smothers his right ear with a towel to stop the bleeding. As the movie continues, we notice that throughout the whole movie his left ear was the one missing not the right ear as initially portrayed.