"It is unthinkable for a Frenchman to arrive at middle age without having syphilis and the Cross of the Legion of Honor."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Andre Gide on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Andre Gide on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Andre Gide on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Andre Gide on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Andre Gide on Robert Frost
"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."
"The sole art that suits me is that which, rising from unrest, tends toward serenity."