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Born in February 3, 1874 / Died in July 27, 1946 / United States / English

Quotes by Gertrude Stein

The difference between saints, forget-me-nots, and mountains, have to, have to, have to at a time.
We are always the same age inside.
Silent gratitude isn't very much to anyone.
Americans are very friendly and very suspicious, that is what Americans are and that is what always upsets the foreigner, who deals with them, they are so friendly how can they be so suspicious they are so suspicious how can they be so friendly but they just are.
What is the answer? In that case, what is the question?
Let me listen to me and not to them.
If you can do it then why do it?
The contemporary thing in art and literature is the thing which doesn't make enough difference to the people of that generation so that they can accept it or reject it.
A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears.
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.
It is the soothing thing about history that it does repeat itself.
There ain't no answer. There ain't gonna be any answer. There never has been an answer. That's the answer.
It is extraordinary that whole populations have no projects for the future, none at all. It certainly is extraordinary, but it is certainly true.
Everybody knows if you are too careful you are so occupied in being careful that you are sure to stumble over something.
Hemingway's remarks are not literature.
The nineteenth century believed in science but the twentieth century does not.
I've been rich and I've been poor. It's better to be rich.
I like a view but I like to sit with my back turned to it.
The minute you or anybody else knows what you are you are not it, you are what you or anybody else knows you are and as everything in living is made up of finding out what you are it is extraordinarily difficult really not to know what you are and yet to be that thing.
It takes a lot of time to be a genius, you have to sit around so much doing nothing, really doing nothing.
Considering how dangerous everything is, nothing is really very frightening.
I do want to get rich but I never want to do what there is to do to get rich.
A masterpiece... may be unwelcome but it is never dull.
Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.
In the United States there is more space where nobody is than where anybody is. That is what makes America what it is.