Andre Gide Quotes (179 quotes)
“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.”
Entry for January 21, 1929 - Journals 1889-1949
“The most important things to say are those which often I did not think necessary for me to say - because they were too obvious.”
Entry for August 23, 1926, Journal
Entry for November 23, 1940 - Journals 1889-1949
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Born: November 22, 1869
Died: February 19, 1951 (aged 81)
Occupation: Novelist, essayist
Bio: André Paul Guillaume Gide was a French author and winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1947. Gide's career ranged from its beginnings in the symbolist movement, to the advent of anticolonialism between the two World Wars.