"Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Andre Gide on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Andre Gide on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Andre Gide on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Andre Gide on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Andre Gide on Mark Twain
"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 is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better."
"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."