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Andre-Gide Quotes

Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But since no one was listening, everything must be said again.
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Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But since no one was listening, everything must be said again.

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There are many things that seem impossible only so long as one does not attempt them.

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One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

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Sadness is almost never anything but a form of fatigue.

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The most important things to say are those which often I did not think necessary for me to say - because they were too obvious.

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There's no better cure for the fear of taking after one's father, than not to know who he is.

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I like life well enough to want to live it awake

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I cannot," said he, "expect everyone to have my virtues. It's good enough to meet with my vices ...

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Up until then I had lived for myself or at least inside of myself. I had gotten married without imagining that my wife was anything more than a comrade, without realizing precisely that because of our union my life could be changed.

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Seize from every moment it's unique novelty, and do not prepare your joys.

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Because it was natural, could he not see that it was marvelous? Poor creature!

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I do not want to recollect. I should be afraid of preventing the future and of allowing the past to encroach on me. It is out of the utter forgetfulness of yesterday that I create every new hour's freshness. It is never enough for me to have been happy. I do not believe in dead things and cannot distinguish between being no more and never having been.

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This is my thesis: Do you know what is needful to turn an honest man into a rogue! A change of scene
a moment's forgetfulness suffice.

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The artist who is after success lets himself be influenced by the public. Generally such an artist contributes nothing new, for the public acclaims only what it already knows, what it recognizes.

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