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All Quotes by author - Andre Gide
" Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor. "
" Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better. "
" A straight path never leads anywhere except to the objective. "
" Be faithful to that which exists within yourself. "
" Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it. "
" Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you. "
" Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again. "
" Fish die belly upward, and rise to the surface. Its their way of falling. "
" It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not. "
" It is good to follow one's own bent, so long as it leads upward. "
" It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding themselves. "
" 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. "
" Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. "
" Most quarrels amplify a misunderstanding. "
" Not everyone can be an orphan. "
" Nothing prevents happiness like the memory of happiness. "
" One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. "
" The color of truth is gray. "
" The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes. "
" The most gifted natures are perhaps also the most trembling. "
" There is no prejudice that the work of art does not finally overcome. "
" The sole art that suits me is that which, rising from unrest, tends toward serenity. "
" The want of logic annoys. Too much logic bores. Life eludes logic, and everything that logic alone constructs remains artificial and forced. "
" Through loyalty to the past, our mind refuses to realize that tomorrow's joy is possible only if today's makes way for it; that each wave owes the beauty of its line only to the withdrawal of the preceding one. "
" Welcome anything that comes to you, but do not long for anything else. "
" 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. "
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