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Quotations From GERTRUDE STEIN

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  • 21.
    There are two kinds of liars the kind that lie and thekind that don't lie the kind that lie are no good.
    Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. (Written 1925-1926). A Novel of Thank You, ch. CXCIII, Yale University Press (1958).
  • 22.
    I rarely believe anything, because at the time of believing I am not really there to believe.
    Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. Everybody's Autobiography, ch. 3, Random House (1937).

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  • 23.
    Since the war nothing is so really frightening not the dark not alone in a room or anything on a road or a dog or a moon but two things, yes, indigestion and high places they are frightening.
    Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. Everybody's Autobiography, ch. 4, Random House (1937).

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  • 24.
    That is what war is and dancing it is forward and back, when one is out walking one wants not to go back the way they came but in dancing and in war it is forward and back.
    Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. Everybody's Autobiography, Random House (1937).

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  • 25.
    Native always means people who belong somewhere else, because they had once belonged somewhere. That shows that the white race does not really think they belong anywhere because they think of everybody else as native.
    Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. Everybody's Autobiography, ch. 1 (1937).

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  • 26.
    What is music. A passion for colonies not a love of country.
    Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. (Written 1916). "Let Us Be Easily Careful," Painted Lace, Yale University Press (1955).

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  • 27.
    Action and reaction are equal and opposite.
    Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. (Written 1925-1926). A Novel of Thank You, ch. LXIII, Yale University Press (1958).
  • 28.
    What is marriage, is marriage protection or religion, is marriage renunciation or abundance, is marriage a stepping-stone or an end. What is marriage.
    Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. Originally published with the vocal score as the libretto for the opera by Virgil Thomson, Music Press (1947). The Mother of Us All, Last Operas and Plays, Rinehart (1949).

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  • 29.
    Oh, I wish I were a miser; being a miser must be so occupying.
    Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. Quoted by Thornton Wilder in Writers at Work, First Series, ed. George Plimpton (1958).
  • 30.
    Name any name and then remember everybody you ever knew who bore than name. Are they all alike. I think so.
    Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. (Written 1933). Four in America, Yale University Press (1947).

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