Gertrude Stein Best Quotes

Gertrude Stein was an American writer of novels, poetry and plays. Born in West Allegheny, Pennsylvania and raised in Oakland, California, Stein moved to Paris in 1903, making France her home for the remainder of her life. Enjoy Gertrude Stein’s best quotes below.

Gertrude Stein
“Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.”
“It is funny that men who are supposed to be scientific cannot get themselves to realise the basic principle of physics, that action and reaction are equal and opposite, that when you persecute people you always rouse them to be strong and stronger.”
“Romance is everything.”
“Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.”
“America is my country and Paris is my hometown.”
“We are always the same age inside.”
“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.”
“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.”
“There ain’t no answer. There ain’t gonna be any answer. There never has been an answer. That’s the answer.”
“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?’”
“There is too much fathering going on just now and there is no doubt about it fathers are depressing.”
“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.”
“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.”
“It is very easy to love alone.”
“A masterpiece… may be unwelcome but it is never dull.”
“Every adolescent has that dream every century has that dream every revolutionary has that dream, to destroy the family.”
“The minute you or anybody else knows what you are you are not it, you are what you or anybody else knows you are and as everything in living is made up of finding out what you are it is extraordinarily difficult really not to know what you are and yet to be that thing.”
“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.”
“A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears.”
“It is extraordinary that when you are acquainted with a whole family you can forget about them.”
“Is it worse to be scared than to be bored, that is the question.”
“The deepest thing in any one is the conviction of the bad luck that follows boasting.”
“Disillusionment in living is finding that no one can really ever be agreeing with you completely in anything.”
“Money is always there but the pockets change; it is not in the same pockets after a change, and that is all there is to say about money.”
“Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone.”

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