Gertrude Stein

Generally speaking, everyone is more interesting doing nothing than doing anything.Gertrude Stein

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Oh, I wish I were a miser; being a miser must be so occupying.Gertrude Stein

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It is very easy to love alone.Gertrude Stein

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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

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

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

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An audience is always warming but it must never be necessary to your work.Gertrude Stein

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

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

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

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It is not what France gave you but what it did not take from you that was important.Gertrude Stein

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Sculpture is made with two instruments and some supports and pretty air.Gertrude Stein

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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

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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

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The earth is the earth as a peasant sees it, the world is the world as a duchess sees it, and anyway a duchess would be nothing if the earth was not there as the peasant sees it.Gertrude Stein

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

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

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Counting is the religion of this generation it is its hope and its salvation.Gertrude Stein

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

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

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

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

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There is no there there.Gertrude Stein

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

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I know what Germans are. They are a funny people. They are always choosing someone to lead them in a direction which they do not want to go.Gertrude Stein

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

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Hemingway's remarks are not literature.Gertrude Stein

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In the United States there is more space where nobody is than where anybody is. That is what makes America what it is.Gertrude Stein

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

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

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