Andre Gide quotes

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Civilization is an active deposit which is formed by the combustion of the Present with the Past. Neither in countries without a P ...
"In the cinema, one extracts the thought from the image," Andre Levinson observed over forty years ago, "in literature, the image ...
Main Street was never the same. I read Gide and tried to
translate Proust. Now nothing is real except French wine.
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However fiercely opposed one may be to the present order, an old respect for the idea of order itself often prevents people from d ...
Manners are the hypocrisy of a nation.
Don't just stand there, idiot. Call a doctor, and then help me find a nose.
The four characteristics of humanism are curiosity, a free mind, belief in good taste, and belief in the human race.
Creative writers are always greater than the causes that they represent.
My law-givers are Erasmus and Montaigne, not Moses and St Paul.
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 ...
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