Andre Gide Quotes

Andre Gide Quotes: They establish distinctions and reserves which I cannot apply to myself, for I exist only as a whole; my only claim is to be natural, and the pleasure I feel in an action, I take as a sign that I ought to do it.
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Andre Gide Quote: The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes.
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Quotes about Andre Gide: If the flower were not attached to its stem, it would flee at the approach of man, like the insect or the bird; for the attribute of man on the earth, at least as long as he does not better understand his role, is to worry and frighten what he is not interested in taming for utilitarian purposes. Man is skillful in mistreating everything he can use
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Quote about Andre Gide: What seems different in yourself; that's the rare thing you possess. The one thing that gives each of us his worth, and that's just what we try to suppress. And we claim to love life.
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Andre Gide Sayings: Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.
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Andre Gide Saying: The artist who is after success lets himself be influenced by the public. Generally such an artist contributes nothing new, for the public acclaims only what it already knows, what it recognizes.
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Sayings about Andre Gide: Too chaste an adolescence makes for a dissolute old age. It is doubtless easier to give up something one has known than something one imagines.
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Saying about Andre Gide: I can't expect others to share my virtues. It's good enough for me if they share my vices.
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Andre Gide Quotes: Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.
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Andre Gide Quote: The most decisive actions of life are most often unconsidered actions.
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Quotes about Andre Gide: At times is it seems that I am living my life backward, and that at the approach of old age my real youth will begin. My soul was born covered with wrinkles. Wrinkles my ancestors and parents most assiduously put there and that I had the greatest trouble removing.
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Quote about Andre Gide: Money cannot buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you're being miserable. Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness.
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Andre Gide Sayings: It is the special quality of love not to be able to remain stationary, to be obliged to increase under pain of diminishing....
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Andre Gide Saying: The scholar seeks truth, the artist finds.
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Sayings about Andre Gide: An unprejudiced mind is probably the rarest thing in the world; to nonprejudice I attach the greatest value.
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Saying about Andre Gide: The great artist is one whom constraint exalts, for whom the obstacle is a springboard.
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Andre Gide Quotes: 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.
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Andre Gide Quote: Work and struggle and never accept an evil that you can change.
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