Andre Gide Top 10 Quotes


I will not say I like danger, but I like life to be hazardous, and I want to demand at every moment the whole of my courage, my happiness, my health…

Andre Gide (The Immoralist, 1902)


Man is more interesting than men... Each one is more precious than all.

Andre Gide (Journal Entry, 1901)


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

Andre 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.

Andre Gide


Knowing how to free oneself is nothing; it's being free that is hard.

Andre Gide (The Immoralist, 1902)


No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor.

Andre 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.

Andre Gide (The Counterfeiters, 1925)


Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.

Andre Gide (The Fruits of the Earth, 1897)


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

Andre Gide (The Counterfeiters, 1925)


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.

Andre Gide (Journal Entry)

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Andre Gide Biography

Born: November 22, 1869
Died: February 19, 1951

André Paul Guillaume Gide was a French novelist and essayist. He is best known for his works of fiction. He was also the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1947.

Notable Works

The Fruits of the Earth (1897)
The Immoralist (1902)
Le retour de l'enfant prodigue (1907)
Strait is the Gate (1909)
La Symphonie Pastorale (1919)
Corydon (1920)
The Counterfeiters (1925)
If It Die (1926)

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