Inspirational André Gide Quotes

André Gide quotes
André Gide

André Gide (22 November 1869 – 19 February 1951) was a French author and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1947. Below is a list of Inspirational André Gide Quotes.

André Gide Quotes

André Gide Quotes
André Gide Quotes

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

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

“Understand that the only possession of any value is life.”
― André Gide quotes

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

“The most beaten paths are certainly the surest, but do not hope to start much game on them.”
― André Gide

“Poverty makes a slave out of men. In order to eat he will accept work that gives no pleasure.”
― André Gide

“Profound optimism is always on the side of the tortured.”
― André Gide

“Only those things are beautiful which are inspired by madness and written by reason.”
― André Gide

“He who wants a rose must respect her thorn.”
― André Gide

“Please do not understand me too quickly.”
André Gide quotes

“Only fools don’t contradict themselves.”
― André Gide

“The loveliest creations of men are persistently painful. What would be the description of happiness?”
― André Gide

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

“Fear of ridicule begets the worst cowardice.”
― André Gide

“The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity.”
― André Gide

“Be faithful to that which exists nowhere but in yourself- and thus make yourself indispensable.”
― André Gide quotes

“We prefer to go deformed and distorted all our lives rather than not resemble the portrait of ourselves which we ourselves have first drawn. It’s absurd. We run the risk of warping what’s best in us.”
― André Gide

“Wisdom comes not from reason but from love.”
― André Gide

“Work and struggle and never accept an evil that you can change.”
― André Gide

“Everything’s already been said, but since nobody was listening, we have to start again.”
― André Gide

“The reasons that drive me to write are many and the most important are the most secret, I think. Perhaps most of all this: to put something out of death’s reach.”
― André Gide quotes

“There are many things that seem impossible only so long as one does not attempt them.”
― André Gide

“Know that joy is rarer, more difficult, and more beautiful than sadness. Once you make this all-important discovery, you must embrace joy as a moral obligation.”
― André Gide

“What would a narrative of happiness be like? All that can be described is what prepares it, and then what destroys it.”
― André Gide

“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.”
― André Gide

“A man thinks he owns things, and it is he who is owned.”
― André Gide quotes

“Nothing is more fatal to happiness than the remembrance of happiness.”
― André Gide

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
― André Gide

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

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

“We should enjoy this summer, flower by flower, as if it were to be the last one we’ll see.”
― André Gide

“Welcome everything that comes to you, but do not long for anything else.”
― André Gide quotes

“Envying another man’s happiness is madness; you wouldn’t know what to do with it if you had it.”
― André Gide

“Most often people seek in life occasions for persisting in their opinions rather than for educating themselves.”
― André Gide

“Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.”
― André Gide

“The truth is that as soon as we are no longer obliged to earn our living, we no longer know what to do with our life and recklessly squander it.”
― André Gide

“In other people’s company I felt I was dull, gloomy, unwelcome, at once bored and boring.”
― André Gide

“Every instant of our lives is essentially irreplaceable: you must know this in order to concentrate on life.”
André Gide quotes

“Dare to be yourself.”
― André Gide

“You have to let other people be right’ was his answer to their insults. ‘It consoles them for not being anything else.”
― André Gide

“The very things that separated me and distinguished me from other people were what mattered; the very things no one else would or could say, these were the things I had to say.”
― André Gide

“Then you think that one can keep a hopeless love in one’s heart for so long as that?…And that life can breathe upon it every day, without extinguishing it?”
― André Gide

“I can’t expect others to share my virtues. It’s good enough for me if they share my vices.”
― André Gide

“I do not love men: I love what devours them.”
― André Gide

“I have no use for knowledge that has not been preceded by a sensation.”
― André Gide

“Fish die belly upward, and rise to the surface. It’s their way of falling.”
― André Gide

“The most decisive actions of our life – I mean those that are most likely to decide the whole course of our future – are, more often than not, unconsidered.”
― André Gide

“The capacity to get free is nothing; the capacity to be free is the task.”
― André Gide

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

“To read a writer is for me not merely to get an idea of what he says,but to go off with him and travel in his company.”
― André Gide

“In order to be utterly happy the only thing necessary is to refrain from comparing this moment with other moments in the past, which I often did not fully enjoy because I was comparing them with other moments of the future.”
― André Gide

“The color of truth is grey.”
― André Gide

“Sadness is almost never anything but a form of fatigue.”
― André Gide

“The things one feels are different about oneself are the things that are rare, that give each person their value – and these are the things they try to repress. The imitate and make out they love life!”
― André Gide

“Do not do what someone else could do as well as you. Do not say, do not write what someone else could say, could write as well as you. Care for nothing in yourself but what you feel exists nowhere else. And, out of yourself create, impatiently or patiently, the most irreplaceable of beings.”
― André Gide

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