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Everybody gets so much information all day long that
by Gertrude Stein

Everybody gets so much information all day long that
they lose their common sense.
- Gertrude Stein

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It is the soothing thing about history that it does repeat itself.
- Gertrude Stein

There is too much fathering going on just now and there
is no doubt about it fathers are depressing.
- Gertrude Stein

It is extraordinary that when you are acquainted with
a whole family you can forget about them.
- Gertrude Stein

 

A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears.
- Gertrude Stein

Money is always there but the pockets change;
it is not in the same pockets after a change,
and that is all there is to say about money.
- Gertrude Stein

The nineteenth century believed in science but the
twentieth century does not.
- Gertrude Stein

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There ain't no answer.
There ain't gonna be any answer.
There never has been an answer.
That's the answer.
- Gertrude Stein

Considering how dangerous everything is,
nothing is really very frightening.
- Gertrude Stein

It is so friendly so simply friendly and though inevitable
not a sadness and though occurring not a shock.
- Gertrude Stein

It is always a mistake to be plain-spoken.
- Gertrude Stein

Argument is to me the air I breathe.
Given any proposition, I cannot help believing the
other side and defending it.
- Gertrude Stein

Just before she died she asked, What is the answer? No answer came.
She laughed and said, In that case, what is the question? Then she died.
- Gertrude Stein

A vegetable garden in the beginning looks so promising
and then after all little by little it grows nothing but vegetables,
nothing, nothing but vegetables.
- Gertrude Stein

There is no real reality to a really imagined life any more.
- Gertrude Stein

It is natural to indulge in the illusions of hope.
We are apt to shut our eyes to that siren until she allures us to our death.
- Gertrude Stein

But the problem is that when I go around and speak on campuses,
I still don't get young men standing up and saying,
'How can I combine career and family?'
- Gertrude Stein

Everyone gets so much information all day long that
they lose their common sense.
- Gertrude Stein

It is very easy to love alone.
- Gertrude Stein

There is a difference between twenty-nine and thirty.
When you are twenty-nine it can be the beginning of everything.
When you are thirty it can be the end of everything.
- Gertrude Stein

One does not get better but different and older and
that is always a pleasure.
- Gertrude Stein

Picasso once remarked I do not care who it is that
has or does influence me as long as it is not myself.
- Gertrude Stein

If you can do it then why do it?
- Gertrude Stein

Disillusionment in living is finding that no one can
really ever be agreeing with you completely in anything.
- Gertrude Stein

I rarely believe anything, because at the time of believing
I am not really there to believe.
- Gertrude Stein

Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.
- Gertrude Stein

It is awfully important to know what is and what is not your business.
- Gertrude Stein

Romance is everything.
- Gertrude Stein

I could undertake to be an efficient pupil if it were
possible to find an efficient teacher.
- Gertrude Stein

If you are looking down while you are walking it is
better to walk up hill the ground is nearer.
- Gertrude Stein

History takes time.
History makes memory.
- Gertrude Stein

Name any name and then remember everybody you ever knew who bore that name.
Are they all alike.
I think so.
- Gertrude Stein

In France one must adapt oneself to the fragrance of a urinal.
- Gertrude Stein

Once more I can climb about and remind you that a woman
in this epoch does the important literary thinking.
- Gertrude Stein

The thing that differentiates man from animals is money.
- Gertrude Stein

I think the reason I am important is that I know everything.
- Gertrude Stein

It is natural not to care about a sister certainly
not when she is four years older and grinds her teeth at night.
- Gertrude Stein

Literature - creative literature - unconcerned with sex,
is inconceivable.
- Gertrude Stein

Hemingway's remarks are not literature.
- Gertrude Stein

Everybody knows if you are too careful you are so occupied
in being careful that you are sure to stumble over something.
- Gertrude Stein

Let me listen to me and not to them.
- Gertrude Stein

A house in the country is not the same as a country house.
- Gertrude Stein

Communists are people who fancied that they had an unhappy childhood.
- Gertrude Stein

Men cannot count, they do not know that two and two
make four if women do not tell them so.
- Gertrude Stein

It takes a lot of time to be a genius,
you have to sit around so much doing nothing,
really doing nothing.
- Gertrude Stein

Remarks are not literature.
- Gertrude Stein

We are always the same age inside.
- Gertrude Stein

You'll be old and you never lived, and you kind of
feel silly to lie down and die and to never have lived,
to have been a job chaser and never have lived.
- Gertrude Stein

What is the answer? In that case, what is the question?
- Gertrude Stein

The deepest thing in any one is the conviction of the
bad luck that follows boasting.
- Gertrude Stein

In a war everybody always knows all about Switzerland,
in peace times it is just Switzerland but in war time
it is the only country that everybody has confidence in,
everybody.
- Gertrude Stein

Silent gratitude isn't very much to anyone.
- Gertrude Stein

A masterpiece...
may be unwelcome but it is never dull.
- Gertrude Stein

This is the lesson that history teaches:
repetition.
- Gertrude Stein

I have always noticed that in portraits of really great
writers the mouth is always firmly closed.
- Gertrude Stein

I like a view but I like to sit with my back turned to it.
- Gertrude Stein

War is never fatal but always lost.
Always lost.
- Gertrude Stein

One of the pleasant things those of us who write or
paint do is to have the daily miracle.
It does come.
- Gertrude Stein

Is it worse to be scared than to be bored,
that is the question.
- Gertrude Stein

Action and reaction are equal and opposite.
- Gertrude Stein

Everybody thinks that this civilization has lasted
a very long time but it really does take very few grandfathers'
granddaughters to take us back to the dark ages.
- Gertrude Stein

Just as everybody has the vote including women,
I think children should, because as a child is conscious
of itself then it has to me an existence and has a stake in what happens.
- Gertrude Stein

Men and girls, men and girls: Artificial swine and pearls.
- Gertrude Stein

Human beings are interested in two things.
They are interested in the reality and interested in telling about it.
- Gertrude Stein

A diary means yes indeed.
- Gertrude Stein

Very likely education does not make very much difference.
- Gertrude Stein

Poetry consists in a rhyming dictionary and things seen.
- Gertrude Stein

I have declared that patience is never more than patient.
I too have declared, that I who am not patient am patient.
- Gertrude Stein

Every adolescent has that dream every century has that
dream every revolutionary has that dream,
to destroy the family.
- Gertrude Stein

It is extraordinary that whole populations have no projects for the future,
none at all.
It certainly is extraordinary, but it is certainly true.
- Gertrude Stein

Do you know because I tell you so, or do you know,
do you know.
- Gertrude Stein


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