Andre Gide Quotes (179 quotes)
“Christianity, above all, consoles; but there are naturally happy souls who do not need consolation. Consequently Christianity begins by making such souls unhappy, for otherwise it would have no power over them.”
The Journals of André Gide: 1889-1913 (Secker & Warburg, 1955), p. 33
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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.