The Daring and Timeless Wisdom of André Gide

5 quotes from a master of the written word.

Andre Gide Quote 4

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


André Gide may be the most quotable guy in the universe. Trust us, you’ve have seen some of his quotes even if the name doesn’t sound familiar.

Winner of the 1947 Nobel Prize, Gide was a daring and subversive author who was not afraid to say what he thought. This was particularly evident in the publication of the novel Corydon, in which Gide argues that homosexuality is not only natural, but perhaps more natural that heterosexuality. Though he was widely condemned for these ideas, he stubbornly stood by his convictions. Despite these difficulties, Gide was still recognized as a brilliant novelist, critic, and dramatist. Thus the Nobel Prize. So next time you see a profound quote set in a beautiful background, Google it. It’s probably Gide, saying what needs to be said in a way no one else can.


Gide quote 1

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


Andre Gide Quote 2

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


Andre Gide Quote 3

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


Gide Quote

“Be faithful to that which exists nowhere but in yourself.”

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