Andre Gide Quotes

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Andre Gide quotes: The true return to nature is the definitive return to the elements-death. The true return to nature is the definitive return to the elements-death.
Andre Gide quotes: The world will be saved by one or two people. The world will be saved by one or two people.
Andre Gide quotes: Life never presents us with anything which may not be looked upon as a fresh starting point, no less than as a termination. 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 quotes: It is unthinkable for a Frenchman to arrive at middle age without having syphilis and the Cross of the Legion of Honor. It is unthinkable for a Frenchman to arrive at middle age without having syphilis and the Cross of the Legion of Honor.
Andre Gide quotes: Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
Andre Gide quotes: It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding themselves. It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding themselves.
Andre Gide quotes: It is with noble sentiments that bad literature gets written. It is with noble sentiments that bad literature gets written.
Andre Gide quotes: Sadness is a state of sin. Sadness is a state of sin.
Andre Gide quotes: Existing is occupation enough. Existing is occupation
enough.
Andre Gide quotes: To win ones joy through struggle is better than to yield to melancholy. To win ones joy through struggle is better than to yield to melancholy.
Andre Gide quotes: The most beaten paths are certainly the surest, but do not hope to start much game on them. The most beaten paths are certainly the surest, but do not hope to start much game on them.
Andre Gide quotes: How would one tell a story about happiness? One can only tell of the origins of happiness and its destruction. How would one tell a story about happiness? One can only tell of the origins of happiness and its destruction.
Andre Gide quotes: Too chaste a youth leads to a dissolute old age. Too chaste a youth leads to a dissolute old age.
Andre Gide quotes: The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes. The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes.
Andre Gide quotes: It is not becoming to lay to virtue the weariness of old age. It is not becoming to lay to virtue the weariness of old age.
Andre Gide quotes: What would be the description of happines? Nothing, except what prepares and then what destroys it, can be told. What would be the description of happines? Nothing, except what prepares and then what destroys it, can be told.
Andre Gide quotes: If a young writer can refrain from writing, he shouldn't hesitate to do so. If a young writer can refrain from writing, he shouldn't hesitate to do so.
Andre Gide quotes: Do not scorn little victories. Do not scorn little victories.
Andre Gide quotes: Poverty makes a slave out of men. In order to eat he will accept work that gives no pleasure. Poverty makes a slave out of men. In order to eat he will accept work that gives no pleasure.
Andre Gide quotes: Work and struggle and never accept an evil that you can change. Work and struggle and never accept an evil that you can change.
Andre Gide quotes: Without mysticism man can achieve nothing great. Without mysticism man can achieve nothing great.
Andre Gide quotes: If only we could lean over the soul we love and see as in a mirror the image we cast! If only we could lean over the soul we love and see as in a mirror the image we cast!
Andre Gide quotes: Wisdom comes not from reason but from love. Wisdom comes not from reason but from love.
Andre Gide quotes: Sin is whatever obscures the soul. Sin is whatever obscures the soul.
Andre Gide quotes: Those who complimented me were those who understood me the least. Those who complimented me were those who understood me the least.
Andre Gide quotes: The greatest intelligence is precisely the one that suffers the most from its own limitations. The greatest intelligence is precisely the one that suffers the most from its own limitations.
Andre Gide quotes: The wise man is astonished by anything. The wise man is astonished by anything.
Andre Gide quotes: For what use is it to forbid what we can't prevent? If books are forbidden, children read them on the sly. For what use is it to forbid what we can't prevent? If books are forbidden, children read them on the sly.
Andre Gide quotes: Those who have never been ill are incapable of real sympathy for a great many misfortunes Those who have never been ill are incapable of real sympathy for a great many misfortunes
Andre Gide quotes: The loveliest creations of men are persistently painful. What would be the description of happiness? The loveliest creations of men are persistently painful. What would be the description of happiness?
Andre Gide quotes: I am not sure whether I altogether understand you. You make me curious. I don't much care about talking, but I should like to talk to you. I am not sure whether I altogether understand you. You make me curious. I don't much care about talking, but I should like to talk to you.
Andre Gide quotes: Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back & beginning all over again. Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back & beginning all over again.
Andre Gide quotes: Profound optimism is always on the side of the tortured. Profound optimism is always on the side of the tortured.
Andre Gide quotes: The nationalist has a broad hatred and a narrow love. The nationalist has a broad hatred and a narrow love.
Andre Gide quotes: 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. 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 quotes: People don't want to be like themselves. They all choose a model to imitate, or if they don't choose a model themselves, they accept one ready-made. People don't want to be like themselves. They all choose a model to imitate, or if they don't choose a model themselves, they accept one ready-made.
Andre Gide quotes: And who shall say how many passions and how many hostile thoughts may live together in the mind of man? And who shall say how many passions and how many hostile thoughts may live together in the mind of man?
Andre Gide quotes: Be faithful to that which exists within yourself. Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.
Andre Gide quotes: By the time a philospher answers a question weve usually forgotten what was asked. By the time a philospher answers a question weve usually forgotten what was asked.
Andre Gide quotes: When I cease to be indignant I will have begun my old age. When I cease to be indignant I will have begun my old age.
Andre Gide quotes: True intelligence very readily conceives of an intelligence superior to its own; and this is why truly intelligent men are modest. True intelligence very readily conceives of an intelligence superior to its own; and this is why truly intelligent men are modest.
Andre Gide quotes: It's madness to envy other people's happiness. Happiness doesn't come of the peg, it has to be made to measure. It's madness to envy other people's happiness. Happiness doesn't come of the peg, it has to be made to measure.
Andre Gide quotes: You have to let other people be right' was his answer to their insults. 'It consoles them for not being anything else. You have to let other people be right' was his answer to their insults. 'It consoles them for not being anything else.
Andre Gide quotes: With each book you write you should lose the admirers you gained with the previous one. With each book you write you should lose the admirers you gained with the previous one.
Andre Gide quotes: In other people's company I felt I was dull, gloomy, unwelcome, at once bored and boring ... In other people's company I felt I was dull, gloomy, unwelcome, at once bored and boring ...
Andre Gide quotes: Man's responsibility increases as that of the gods decreases. Man's responsibility increases as that of the gods decreases.
Andre Gide quotes: Fear of ridicule begets the worst cowardice. Fear of ridicule begets the worst cowardice.
Andre Gide quotes: Knowing how to free oneself is nothing; the difficult thing is knowing how to live with that freedom. Knowing how to free oneself is nothing; the difficult thing is knowing how to live with that freedom.
Andre Gide quotes: One imagines one possesses and in reality one is possessed. One imagines one possesses and in reality one is possessed.
Andre Gide quotes: The less intelligent the white man is, the more stupid he thinks the black. The less intelligent the white man is, the more stupid he thinks the black.
Andre Gide quotes: Never have I been able to settle in life. Always seated askew, as if on the arm of a chair; ready to get up, to leave. Never have I been able to settle in life. Always seated askew, as if on the arm of a chair; ready to get up, to leave.
Andre Gide quotes: There are admirable potentialities in every human being. There are admirable potentialities in every human being.
Andre Gide quotes: When everything belongs to everyone, nobody will take care of anything. When everything belongs to everyone, nobody will take care of anything.
Andre Gide quotes: Often with good sentiments we produce bad literature. Often with good sentiments we produce bad literature.
Andre Gide quotes: Every perfect action is accompanied by pleasure. By that you can tell what you ought to do. Every perfect action is accompanied by pleasure. By that you can tell what you ought to do.
Andre Gide quotes: Atheism. There is not a single exalting and emancipating influence that does not in turn become inhibitory. Atheism. There is not a single exalting and emancipating influence that does not in turn become inhibitory.
Andre Gide quotes: He who wants a rose must respect her thorn. He who wants a rose must respect her thorn.
Andre Gide quotes: Each of us really understands in others only those feelings he is capable of producing himself. Each of us really understands in others only those feelings he is capable of producing himself.
Andre Gide quotes: Better to be silent and thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt. Better to be silent and thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.
Andre Gide quotes: Life was nothing other than what came and went with each passing moment. Life was nothing other than what came and went with each passing moment.
Andre Gide quotes: Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it. Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
Andre Gide quotes: Only fools don't contradict themselves Only fools don't contradict themselves
Andre Gide quotes: It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not. It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.
Andre Gide quotes: 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. 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 quotes: The self requires a story. The self requires a story.
Andre Gide quotes: Rather than recount his life as he has lived it, he must live his life as he will recount it. Rather than recount his life as he has lived it, he must live his life as he will recount it.
Andre Gide quotes: Oh," I thought, "without a doubt, everything in my life is falling to pieces. Nothing that my hand grasps can my hand hold. Oh," I thought, "without a doubt, everything in my life is falling to pieces. Nothing that my hand grasps can my hand hold.
Andre Gide quotes: No theory is good unless it permits, not rest, but the greatest work. No theory is good except on condition that one use it to go on beyond. No theory is good unless it permits, not rest, but the greatest work. No theory is good except on condition that one use it to go on beyond.
Andre Gide quotes: From the satisfaction of desire there may arise, accompanying joy and as it were sheltering behind it, something not unlike despair. From the satisfaction of desire there may arise, accompanying joy and as it were sheltering behind it, something not unlike despair.
Andre Gide quotes: God depends on us. It is through us that God is achieved. God depends on us. It is through us that God is achieved.
Andre Gide quotes: So as long as we live among men, let us cherish humanity. So as long as we live among men, let us cherish humanity.