All Quotations / Quotations from Andre Gide
Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.
Be faithful to that which exists nowhere but in yourself - and thus make yourself indispensable.
Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
Dare to be yourself.
It is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you are not.
It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.
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 observes himself arrests his own development. A caterpillar who wanted to know itself well would never become a butterfly.
Obtain from yourself all that makes complaining useless. No longer implore from others what you yourself can obtain.
Seize from every moment its unique novelty, and do not prepare your joys.
So long as we live among men, let us cherish humanity.
Work and struggle and never accept an evil that you can change.