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Quotations From GERTRUDE STEIN


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  • The whole duty of man consists in being reasonable and just.... I am reasonable because I know the difference between understanding and not understanding and I am just because I have no opinion about things I I don't understand.
    Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. (Written 1903). Q.E.D., book 1, Fernhurst, Q.E.D., and Other Early Writings, Liveright (1971).
  • Communists are people who fancied that they had an unhappy childhood.
    Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. Quoted by Thornton Wilder in Writers at Work, First Series, ed. George Plimpton (1958).

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  • ... the nineteenth century believed in science but the twentieth century does not. Not.
    Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author; relocated to France. Wars I Have Seen (1945). Written in 1943.
  • It takes a lot of time to be a genius, you have to sit around so much doing nothing, really doing nothing.
    Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. Everybody's Autobiography, ch. 2 (1937).

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  • The times are so peculiar now, so mediaeval so unreasonable that for the first time in a hundred years truth is really stranger than fiction. Any truth.
    Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author; relocated to France. Wars I Have Seen (1945). Written in 1943.

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  • Counting is the religion of this generation it is its hope and its salvation.
    Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. Everybody's Autobiography, ch. 3 (1937).

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  • The nineteenth century was completely lacking in logic, it had cosmic terms and hopes, and aspirations, and discoveries, and ideals but it had no logic.
    Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author; relocated to France. Wars I Have Seen (1945). Written in 1943.
  • 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.
    Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. Everybody's Autobiography, ch. 2 (1937).

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  • War is never fatal but always lost. Always lost.
    Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author; relocated to France. Wars I Have Seen (1945). Written in 1943.

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  • If fishes were wishes the ocean would be all of our desire.
    Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. (Written 1922). "Didn't Nelly and Lilly Love You," As Fine As Melanctha, Yale University Press (1954).

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