"To read a writer is for me not merely to get an idea of what he says, but to go off with him and travel in his company."
"It is better to travel well than to arrive."Andre Gide on Buddha
"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends."Andre Gide on Maya Angelou
"One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more."Andre Gide on Thomas Jefferson
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."Andre Gide on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."Andre Gide on Saint Augustine
"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."