Sunday, November 22, 2009

Meandering in the stacks . . .

Today is the birthday of André Paul Guillaume Gide (November 22, 1869 – February 19, 1951), author. He received the Nobel Prize in literature in 1947.

"Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you." - André Gide

"The most decisive actions of our life—I mean those that are most likely to decide the whole course of our future—are, more often than not, unconsidered." - André Gide

"Be faithful to that which exists nowhere but in yourself-and thus make yourself indispensable." - André Gide

"There are many things that seem impossible only so long as one does not attempt them." - André Gide

"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore." - André Gide

"Sin is whatever obscures the soul." - André Gide

Trivia bit: He died in 1951. The following year the Vatican placed all his works on the Index of Forbidden Books.

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