André Gide

André Paul Guillaume Gide was a French author and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1947 "for his comprehensive and artistically significant writings, in which human problems and conditions have been presented with a fearless love of truth and keen psychological insight". Gide's career ranged from its beginnings in the symbolist movement, to the advent of anticolonialism between the two World Wars. The author of "more than fifty books", at the time of his death the New York Times obituary described him as "France's greatest contemporary man of letters" and "judged the greatest French writer of this century by the literary cognoscenti."
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Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does, the better.
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
Nothing noble is done without risk.
There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them.