ANDRÉ GIDE Quotes

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

André Gide
love 

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

André Gide
life 

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

André Gide
life 

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

André Gide
life 

“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
life 

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

André Gide

“Yet I'm sure there's something more to be read in a man. People dare not -- they dare not turn the page. The laws of mimicry -- I call them the laws of fear. People are afraid to find themselves alone, and don't find themselves at all. I hate this moral agoraphobia -- it's the worst kind of cowardice. You can't create something without being alone. But who's trying to create here? What seems different in yourself: that's the one rare thing you possess, the one thing which gives each of us his worth; and that's just what we try to suppress. We imitate. And we claim to love life.”

André Gide

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

André Gide
truth 

“The color of truth is grey.”

André Gide
truth 

“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
wisdom