Andre Gide quotes

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“The color of truth is gray.”

— Andre Gide

“A straight path never leads anywhere except to the objective.”

— Andre Gide

“Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.”

— Andre Gide

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.”

— Andre Gide

“Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.”

— Andre Gide

“One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.”

— Andre Gide

“Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.”

— Andre Gide

“Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.”

— Andre Gide

“What another would have done as well as you, do not do it. What another would have said as well as you, do not say it; what another would have written as well, do not write it. Be faithful to that which exists nowhere but in yourself-and thus make yourself indispensable.”

— Andre Gide

“Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness.”

— Andre Gide

“It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.”

— Andre Gide

“Most quarrels amplify a misunderstanding.”

— Andre Gide

“There is no prejudice that the work of art does not finally overcome.”

— Andre Gide

“It is good to follow one's own bent, so long as it leads upward.”

— Andre Gide

“I owe much to my friends; but, all things considered, it strikes me that I owe even more to my enemies. The real person springs life under a sting even better than under a caress.”

— Andre Gide

“Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor.”

— Andre Gide

“It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding themselves.”

— Andre Gide

“The want of logic annoys. Too much logic bores. Life eludes logic, and everything that logic alone constructs remains artificial and forced.”

— Andre Gide

“Man is more interesting than men. God made him and not them in his image. Each one is more precious than all.”

— Andre Gide

“It is not always by plugging away at a difficulty and sticking to it that one overcomes it; often it is by working on the one next to it. Some things and some people have to be approached obliquely, at an angle.”

— Andre Gide

“Know thyself. A maxim as pernicious as it is ugly. Whoever studies himself arrest his own development. A caterpillar who seeks to know himself would never become a butterfly.”

— Andre Gide

“God depends on us. It is through us that God is achieved.”

— Andre Gide

“Welcome anything that comes to you, but do not long for anything else.”

— Andre Gide

“The most important things to say are those which often I did not think necessary for me to say - because they were too obvious.”

— Andre Gide

“There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them.”

— Andre Gide

“"Therefore" is a word the poet must not know.”

— Andre Gide

“What would there be in a story of happiness? Only what prepares it, only what destroys it can be told.”

— Andre Gide

“Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you.”

— Andre Gide

“It is unthinkable for a Frenchman to arrive at middle age without having syphilis and the Cross of the Legion of Honor.”

— Andre Gide

“Sin is whatever obscures the soul.”

— Andre Gide
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