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"Art is a collaboration between God an the artist, and the less the artist does the better."  (André Gide)

"I owe much to my friends; but, all things considered, it strikes me that I owe even more to my enemies. The real person springs life under a sting even better than under a caress."  (André Gide)

"I rehearsed my will like a lesson to be learned by heart; I educated my aggression, aimed it at whatever was around me; I had to struggle against everything: my salvation depended on no one but my self."  (André Gide)

"I'm sure there's something more to be read in a man. People dare not - they dare not turn the page. The laws of mimicry - I call them the laws of fear. People are afraid to find themselves alone, and don't find themselves at all. I hate all this moral agoraphobia - it's the worst kind of cowardice. You can't create something without being alone. But who's trying to create here? What seems different in yourself that's the one rare thing you possess, the one thing which gives each of us his worth and that's just what we try to suppress. We imitate. And we claim to love life."  (André Gide, The Immoralist)

"It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not."  (André Gide)

"The want of logic annoys. Too much logic bores. Life eludes logic, and everything that logic alone constructs remains artificial and forced."  (André Gide)

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