Andre Gide

Andre Gide

French writer, Nobel Prize for Literature, 1947
No encounter occured that day, and I was glad of it; I took out of my pocket a little Homer I had not opened since leaving Marseilles, reread three lines of the Odyssey, learned them by heart; then, finding sufficient sustenance in their rhythm and reveling in them at leisure, I closed the book and remained, trembling, more alive than I had thought possible, my mind numb with happiness.More Andre Gide quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is better to fail at your own life than to succeed at someone else's.More Andre Gide quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
No theory is good unless it permits, not rest, but the greatest work. No theory is good except on condition that one use it to go on beyond.More Andre Gide quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labours of peace.More Andre Gide quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Most often it happens that one attributes to others only the feelings of which one is capable oneself.More Andre Gide quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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