Andre Gide Quotes

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Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness. -Andre Gide
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Be faithful to that which exists within yourself. -Andre Gide
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The want of logic annoys. Too much logic bores. Life eludes logic, and everything that logic alone constructs remains artificial and forced. -Andre Gide
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Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better. -Andre Gide
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Art is the collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better. -Andre Gide
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The sole art that suits me is that which, rising from unrest, tends toward serenity. -Andre Gide
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Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. -Andre Gide
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Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again. -Andre Gide
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One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. -Andre Gide
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Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it. -Andre Gide
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It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding themselves. -Andre Gide
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Too chaste a youth leads to a dissolute old age. -Andre Gide
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Art begins with resistance-at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor. -Andre Gide
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It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not. -Andre Gide
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The funny thing about love is that it must continually grow or it will diminish. -Andre Gide
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I wished for nothing beyond her smile, and to walk with her thus, hand in hand, along a sun-warmed, flower-bordered path. -Andre Gide
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The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes. -Andre Gide
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The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity -Andre Gide
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The belief that becomes truth for me - is that which allows me the best use of my strength, the best means of putting my virtues into action -Andre Gide
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Solitude is bearable only with God -Andre Gide
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Understanding is the beginning of approving -Andre Gide
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To what a degree the same past can leave different marks - and especially admit of different interpretations. -Andre Gide
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It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labour of peace. -Andre Gide
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Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you. -Andre Gide
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Prejudices are the props of civilization -Andre Gide
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By the time a philospher answers a question weve usually forgotten what was asked. -Andre Gide
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Fear of ridicule begets the worst cowardice. -Andre Gide
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Society knows perfectly well how to kill a man and has methods more subtle than death. -Andre Gide
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In hell there is no other punishment than to begin over and over again the tasks left unfinished in your lifetime. -Andre Gide
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God depends on us. It is through us that God is achieved -Andre Gide
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It is with noble sentiments that bad literature gets written -Andre Gide
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To know how to free oneself is nothing; the arduous thing is to know what to do with one's freedom -Andre Gide
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I find just as much profit in cultivating my hates as my loves -Andre Gide
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Most often it happens that one attributes to others only the feelings of which one is capable oneself. -Andre Gide
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The important thing is being capable of emotions, but to experience only one's own would be a sorry limitation. -Andre Gide
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Pay attention only to the form; emotion will come spontaneously to inhabit it. A perfect dwelling place always finds an inhabitant. -Andre Gide
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Let every emotion be capable becoming an intoxication to you. If what you eat fails to make you drunk, it is because you are not hungry enough. -Andre Gide
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To win ones joy through struggle is better than to yield to melancholy. -Andre Gide
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We no longer admit any other truth than that which is expedient; for there is no worse error than the truth that may weaken the arm that is fighting. -Andre Gide
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Life never presents us with anything which may not be looked upon as a fresh starting point, no less than as a termination. -Andre Gide
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Every instant of our lives is essentially irreplaceable: you must know this in order to concentrate on life. -Andre Gide
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Sin is whatever obscures the soul. -Andre Gide
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