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André Gide

The most important things to say are those which often I did not think necessary for me to say - because they were too obvious.
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The want of logic annoys. Too much logic bores. Life eludes logic, and everything that logic alone constructs remains artificial and forced.
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There is no prejudice that the work of art does not finally overcome.
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There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them.
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Therefore' is a word the poet must not know.
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Not everyone can be an orphan.
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No theory is good unless it permits, not rest, but the greatest work. No theory is good except on condition that one use it to go on beyond.
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Old hands soil, it seems, whatever they caress, but they too have their beauty when they are joined in prayer. Young hands were made for caresses and the sheathing of love. It is a pity to make them join too soon.
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French novelist and critic 1869-1957

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Critic, Novelist, French
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