"What would there be in a story of happiness? Only what prepares it, only what destroys it can be told."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Andre Gide on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Andre Gide on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Andre Gide on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."Andre Gide on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."Andre Gide on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."