140 Total Quotes

Gertrude Stein Quotes

Gertrude Stein
Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.
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#American Author #Common Sense

Gertrude Stein
Everyone gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.
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#American Author #Common Sense

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The unreal is natural, so natural that it makes of unreality the most natural of anything natural. That is what America does, and that is what America is.
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#Reality

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Everybody knows if you are too careful you are so occupied in being careful that you are sure to stumble over something.
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#American Author

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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.
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#American Author #Beginning

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A masterpiece... may be unwelcome but it is never dull.
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#American Author

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I write for myself and strangers. The strangers, dear readers, are an after-thought.
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#Strangers

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But then of course a philosophy is not the same thing as a style.
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#Philosophy

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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.
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#American Author #Art

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It is extraordinary that whole populations have no projects for the future, none at all. It certainly is extraordinary, but it is certainly true.
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#American Author #Future

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Communists are people who fancied that they had an unhappy childhood.
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#American Author #Childhood

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I could undertake to be an efficient pupil if it were possible to find an efficient teacher.
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#American Author

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A diary means yes indeed
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#Diary

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The United States is just now the oldest country in the world, there always is an oldest country and she is it, it is she who is the mother of the twentieth century civilization. She began to feel herself as it just after the Civil War. And so it is a country the right age to have been born in and the wrong age to live in.
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#America #Country

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America is my country and Paris is my hometown.
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#American Author #America

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Oh, I wish I were a miser; being a miser must be so occupying.
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#American Author

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In the United States there is more space where nobody is than where anybody is. This is what makes America what it is.
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#America

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It takes a lot of time to be a genius, you have to sit around so much doing nothing, really doing nothing.
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#American Author #Genius

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We are always the same age inside
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#Age And Aging

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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.
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#American Author #Solitude