Toutes choses sont dites déjà mais comme personne n’écoute, il faut toujours recommencer.
All things are already said; but since no one is listening, we have to always start over.
Théorie du symbole: Le Traité du Narcisse
André Gide, (1869-1951) French author,
winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature
“For more than 40 years I’ve collected quips and quotes from our global heritage that I find particularly witty or wise. And Andre Gide’s words prompt a smile each time I share them, because they remind us that we don’t learn something the first time we hear it or read it, but that we learn once and again, deeper and deeper, until the truth penetrates us. And even more importantly, Gide’s reminder invites new voices to share their own truths, today and in future generations—to repeat in their own words what has been said before, to say it again to new ears and in new eras. This opens the way for all those who love to share wisdom with others.”
Dan Millman, teacher of “the peaceful warrior’s way”
and author of Peaceful Heart, Warrior Spirit