Gertrude Stein Quotes

Top 100 wise famous quotes and sayings by Gertrude Stein

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Gertrude Stein quotes: Do you know because I tell you so, or do you know, do you know. Do you know because I tell you so, or do you know, do you know.
Gertrude Stein quotes: I've been rich and I've been poor. It's better to be rich. I've been rich and I've been poor. It's better to be rich.
Gertrude Stein quotes: The creator of the new composition in the arts is an outlaw until he is a classic. The creator of the new composition in the arts is an outlaw until he is a classic.
Gertrude Stein quotes: Communists are people who fancied that they had an unhappy childhood. Communists are people who fancied that they had an unhappy childhood.
Gertrude Stein quotes: Suppose no one asked a question. What would the answer be? Suppose no one asked a question.
What would the answer be?
Gertrude Stein quotes: Start over again. Concentrate." [to a young Ernest Hemingway] Start over again. Concentrate." [to a young Ernest Hemingway]
Gertrude Stein quotes: Literature - creative literature - unconcerned with sex, is inconceivable. Literature - creative literature - unconcerned with sex, is inconceivable.
Gertrude Stein quotes: Do not forget birthdays. This is in no way a propaganda for a larger population. Do not forget birthdays. This is in no way a propaganda for a larger population.
Gertrude Stein quotes: When I sleep I sleep and do not dream because it is as well that I am what I seem when I am in my bed and dream. When I sleep I sleep and do not dream because it is as well that I am what I seem when I am in my bed and dream.
Gertrude Stein quotes: I do want to get rich but I never want to do what there is to get rich. I do want to get rich but I never want to do what there is to get rich.
Gertrude Stein quotes: A masterpiece ... may be unwelcome but it is never dull. A masterpiece ... may be unwelcome but it is never dull.
Gertrude Stein quotes: There is no there there. There is no there there.
Gertrude Stein quotes: Near a war is always not very near. Near a war is always not very near.
Gertrude Stein quotes: 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. 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 quotes: Repeating is the whole of living and by repeating comes understanding, and understanding is to some the most important part of living. Repeating is the whole of living and by repeating comes understanding, and understanding is to some the most important part of living.
Gertrude Stein quotes: Considering how dangerous everything is, nothing is really very frightening. Considering how dangerous everything is, nothing is really very frightening.
Gertrude Stein quotes: 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? 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 quotes: It was a strange winter and nothing and everything happened. It was a strange winter and nothing and everything happened.
Gertrude Stein quotes: Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense. Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.
Gertrude Stein quotes: A saint is one to be for two when three and you make five and two and cover. A at most. Saint saint a saint. A saint is one to be for two when three and you make five and two and cover. A at most. Saint saint a saint.
Gertrude Stein quotes: That is what you are. That's what you all are ... all of you young people who served in the war. You are a lost generation. That is what you are. That's what you all are ... all of you young people who served in the war. You are a lost generation.
Gertrude Stein quotes: Asparagus in a lean in a lean is to hot. This makes it art and it is wet weather wet weather wet Asparagus in a lean in a lean is to hot. This makes it art and it is wet weather wet weather wet
Gertrude Stein quotes: When moneys in a purse in my own pocket / It means wealth ... When moneys in a purse in my own pocket / It means wealth ...
Gertrude Stein quotes: You are so afraid of losing your moral sense that you are not willing to take it through anything more dangerous than a mud-puddle. You are so afraid of losing your moral sense that you are not willing to take it through anything more dangerous than a mud-puddle.
Gertrude Stein quotes: Generally speaking, everyone is more interesting doing nothing than doing anything. Generally speaking, everyone is more interesting doing nothing than doing anything.
Gertrude Stein quotes: 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. 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 quotes: It is extraordinary that whole populations have no projects for the future, none at all. It certainly is extraordinary, but it is certainly true. 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 quotes: F. Scott Fitzgerald is the first of the last generation. F. Scott Fitzgerald is the first of the last generation.
Gertrude Stein quotes: You attract what you need like a lover You attract what you need like a lover
Gertrude Stein quotes: A village explainer. Excellent if you were a village, but if you were not, not.(on Ezra Pound) A village explainer. Excellent if you were a village, but if you were not, not.
(on Ezra Pound)
Gertrude Stein quotes: I have lived half of my life in Paris, not the half the made me but the half in which I made what I made. I have lived half of my life in Paris, not the half the made me but the half in which I made what I made.
Gertrude Stein quotes: I had a family. They can be a nuisance in identity but there is no doubt no shadow of doubt that that identity the family identity we can do without. I had a family. They can be a nuisance in identity but there is no doubt no shadow of doubt that that identity the family identity we can do without.
Gertrude Stein quotes: There is no such thing as a natural sentence but there is such a thing as a natural paragraph and it must be found. There is no such thing as a natural sentence but there is such a thing as a natural paragraph and it must be found.
Gertrude Stein quotes: A house in the country is not the same as a country house. A house in the country is not the same as a country house.
Gertrude Stein quotes: Forensics is eloquence and reduction. Forensics is eloquence and reduction.
Gertrude Stein quotes: I write for myself and strangers. The strangers, dear Readers, are an afterthought. I write for myself and strangers. The strangers, dear Readers, are an afterthought.
Gertrude Stein quotes: Writing and reading is to me synonymous with existing. Writing and reading is to me synonymous with existing.
Gertrude Stein quotes: Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone. Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone.
Gertrude Stein quotes: Nothing is more interesting than that something that you eat. Nothing is more interesting than that something that you eat.
Gertrude Stein quotes: Nobody knows what I am trying to do but I do and I know when I succeed. Nobody knows what I am trying to do but I do and I know when I succeed.
Gertrude Stein quotes: A cool red rose and a pink cut pink, a collapse and a sold hole, a little less hot. - Red roses. A cool red rose and a pink cut pink, a collapse and a sold hole, a little less hot. - Red roses.
Gertrude Stein quotes: You have to learn to do everything, even to die. You have to learn to do everything, even to die.
Gertrude Stein quotes: The nineteenth century believed in science but the twentieth century does not. The nineteenth century believed in science but the twentieth century does not.
Gertrude Stein quotes: Oh, I wish I were a miser; being a miser must be so occupying. Oh, I wish I were a miser; being a miser must be so occupying.
Gertrude Stein quotes: Supposing everyone lived at one time what would they say. They would observe that stringing string beans is universal. Supposing everyone lived at one time what would they say. They would observe that stringing string beans is universal.
Gertrude Stein quotes: The deepest thing in any one is the conviction of the bad luck that follows boasting. The deepest thing in any one is the conviction of the bad luck that follows boasting.
Gertrude Stein quotes: Everybody knows if you are too careful you are so occupied in being careful that you are sure to stumble over something. Everybody knows if you are too careful you are so occupied in being careful that you are sure to stumble over something.
Gertrude Stein quotes: Honesty is a selfish virtue. Yes I am honest enough. Honesty is a selfish virtue. Yes I am honest enough.
Gertrude Stein quotes: If things happen all the time you are never nervous. It is when they are not happening that you are nervous. If things happen all the time you are never nervous. It is when they are not happening that you are nervous.
Gertrude Stein quotes: Nothing is really so very frightening when everything is so very dangerous Nothing is really so very frightening when everything is so very dangerous
Gertrude Stein quotes: I like a thing simple but it must be simple through complication. Everything must come into your scheme, otherwise you cannot achieve real simplicity. I like a thing simple but it must be simple through complication. Everything must come into your scheme, otherwise you cannot achieve real simplicity.
Gertrude Stein quotes: I think the reason I am important is that I know everything. I think the reason I am important is that I know everything.
Gertrude Stein quotes: I am writing for myself and strangers. This is the only way that I can do it. I am writing for myself and strangers. This is the only way that I can do it.
Gertrude Stein quotes: Cooking like everything else in France is logic and fashion. Cooking like everything else in France is logic and fashion.
Gertrude Stein quotes: When is there some discharge when. There never is. When is there some discharge when. There never is.
Gertrude Stein quotes: It is the soothing thing about history that it does repeat itself. It is the soothing thing about history that it does repeat itself.
Gertrude Stein quotes: Replacing a casual aquaintance with an ordinary daughter does not make a son. Replacing a casual aquaintance with an ordinary daughter does not make a son.
Gertrude Stein quotes: This is the lesson that history teaches: repetition. This is the lesson that history teaches: repetition.
Gertrude Stein quotes: In France one must adapt oneself to the fragrance of a urinal. In France one must adapt oneself to the fragrance of a urinal.
Gertrude Stein quotes: How I wish I were able to say what I think ... How I wish I were able to say what I think ...
Gertrude Stein quotes: You are all a lost generation. You are all a lost generation.
Gertrude Stein quotes: I certainly do care for you Jeff Campbell less than you are always thinking and much more than you are ever knowing I certainly do care for you Jeff Campbell less than you are always thinking and much more than you are ever knowing
Gertrude Stein quotes: There is no such thing as being good to your wife. There is no such thing as being good to your wife.
Gertrude Stein quotes: There is no beginning to an end / But there is a beginning and an end / To beginning. There is no beginning to an end / But there is a beginning and an end / To beginning.
Gertrude Stein quotes: A real failure does not need an excuse. It is an end in itself. A real failure does not need an excuse. It is an end in itself.
Gertrude Stein quotes: When they are alone they want to be with others, and when they are with others they want to be alone. After all, human beings are like that. When they are alone they want to be with others, and when they are with others they want to be alone. After all, human beings are like that.
Gertrude Stein quotes: I rarely believe anything, because at the time of believing I am not really there to believe. I rarely believe anything, because at the time of believing I am not really there to believe.
Gertrude Stein quotes: What is the use of a violent kind of delightfulness if there is no pleasure in not getting tired of it. - A substance in a cushion What is the use of a violent kind of delightfulness if there is no pleasure in not getting tired of it. - A substance in a cushion