Andre Gide Quotes (36 quotations)

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1. "Therefore" is a word the poet must not know. - Andre Gide

2. A straight path never leads anywhere except to the objective. - Andre Gide

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

4. Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better. - Andre Gide

5. Be faithful to that which exists nowhere but in yourself - and thus make yourself indispensable. - Andre Gide

6. Be faithful to that which exists within yourself. - Andre Gide

7. Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it. - Andre Gide

8. Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you. - Andre Gide

9. Dare to be yourself. - Andre Gide

10. Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again. - Andre Gide

11. Families, I hate you! Shut-in homes, closed doors, jealous possessors of happiness. - Andre Gide

12. 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

13. If a young writer can refrain from writing, he shouldn't hesitate to do so. - Andre Gide

14. It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not. - Andre Gide

15. 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

16. It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding themselves. - Andre Gide

17. It is unthinkable for a Frenchman to arrive at middle age without having syphilis and the Cross of the Legion of Honor. - Andre Gide

18. Know thyself? A maxim as pernicious as it is ugly. Whoever observes himself arrests his own development. A caterpillar who wanted to know itself well would never become a butterfly. - Andre Gide

19. Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness. - Andre Gide

20. Obtain from yourself all that makes complaining useless. No longer implore from others what you yourself can obtain. - Andre Gide

21. One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. - Andre Gide

22. One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. - Andre Gide

23. One mustn't allow acting to be like stockbroker - you must not take it just as a means of earning a living, to go down every day to do a job of work. The big thing is to combine punctuality, efficiency, good nature, obedience, intelligence, and concentration with an unawareness of what is going to happen next, thus keeping yourself available for excitement. - Andre Gide

24. Seize from every moment its unique novelty, and do not prepare your joys. - Andre Gide

25. Sin is whatever obscures the soul. - Andre Gide

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