"Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Andre Gide on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Andre Gide on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Andre Gide on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Andre Gide on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Andre Gide on Oscar Wilde
"It is unthinkable for a Frenchman to arrive at middle age without having syphilis and the Cross of the Legion of Honor."
"The want of logic annoys. Too much logic bores. Life eludes logic, and everything that logic alone constructs remains artificial and forced."
"Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor."
"There is no prejudice that the work of art does not finally overcome."
"The sole art that suits me is that which, rising from unrest, tends toward serenity."