- n. A novel by Voltaire (in which the protagonist shares his moniker with the title.)
- n. The Operetta of the same name, by Leonard Bernstein.
- n. A naïve and innocent person.
“Running around the track tonight, I found myself musing over the famous ironic expression by Voltaire in Candide: “pour encourager les autres.””
“James Morrow takes part in Candide 2.0, a "a complete online edition of the [Voltaire's] book in an innovative social format that enables readers to post digital marginalia alongside the text.”
“If it were not for "Candide" -- so stiff and stilted was the fashionable spirit of that age -- there would be little in”
“Voltaire’s Candide is another example, a story that loosed a whole series of stinging little arrows at targets near the heart of state, church and contemporary philosophy.”
“That’s true, but of course, Candide is out of copyright and Gibson is not. gerrycanavan”
“More than that, though, Candide is one of those books I read as a teenager and could just never forget; it’s probably one of the ten novels most responsible for building my young leftist, atheist self …”
“Humorist S.J. Perelman, who served for years as the New Yorker's resident curmudgeon, tried his hand at playwriting with this "Candide"-like satire about a naive young idealist who bangs his head against the rank commercialism and overall idiocy of postwar America.”
“Voltaire's parody of Leibnizian optimism in Candide.”
“(with due improvised skippings) of "Candide" -- comes up in conversation; and one reads it rejoicing with one's friends, feeling the special rapture of united comprehension, of mind touching mind, like the little thrill of voice touching voice on the resolving sevenths of the old duets in thirds.”
Looking for tweets for Candide.