Gertrude Stein Quotes

108 Gertrude Stein quotes:

"We are always the same age inside"
"Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense."
"There is too much fathering going on just now and there is no doubt about it fathers are depressing."
"The nineteenth century believed in science but the twentieth century does not."
"Everybody knows if you are too careful you are so occupied in being careful that you are sure to stumble over something."
"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."
"A masterpiece... may be unwelcome but it is never dull."
"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."
"It is extraordinary that whole populations have no projects for the future, none at all. It certainly is extraordinary, but it is certainly true."
"Communists are people who fancied that they had an unhappy childhood."
"I could undertake to be an efficient pupil if it were possible to find an efficient teacher."
"Oh, I wish I were a miser; being a miser must be so occupying."
"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."
"Silent gratitude isn't very much to anyone."
"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?'"
"Considering how dangerous everything is, nothing is really very frightening."
"Hemingway's remarks are not literature."
"If you can do it then why do it?"
"One does not get better but different and older and that is always a pleasure."
"What is the answer? In that case, what is the question?"

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