Gertrude Stein

Gertrude Stein


Author Profession: US writer
Born: February 03, 1874
Died: July 29, 1946
Birth Sign: Aquarius


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

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.

A real failure does not need an excuse. It is an end in itself.

America is my country and Paris is my hometown.

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.

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

Poetry consists in a rhyming dictionary and things seen.

There is no there there.

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

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

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

Romance is everything.

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.

Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.

Before the flowers of friendship faded friendship faded.

A diary means yes indeed.

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

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.

The thing that differentiates man from animals is money.

It is funny the two things most men are proudest of is the thing that any man can do and doing does in the same way, that is being drunk and being the father of their son.

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