Gertrude Stein

Gertrude Stein

Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874 – July 27, 1946) was an American novelist, poet, playwright, and art collector. She hosted a Paris salon, where the leading figures of modernism in literature and art, such as Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sinclair Lewis, Ezra Pound, and Henri Matisse, would meet.

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A house in the country is not the same as a country house.

Silent gratitude isn't very much to anyone.

Sculpture is made with two instruments and some supports and pretty air.

Considering how dangerous everything is, nothing is really very frightening.

Argument is to me the air I breathe. Given any proposition I cannot help believing the other side and defending it.

History takes time. History makes memory.

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

It is extraordinary that, when you are acquainted with a whole family, you can forget about them.

Men and girls, men and girls: Artificial swine and pearls.

Do not forget birthdays. This is in no way a propaganda for a larger population.

America is my country and Paris is my hometown.

I have declared that patience is never more than patient. I too have declared that I, who am not patient, am patient.

Literature - creative literature - unconcerned with sex, is inconceivable.

Counting is the religion of this generation, it is its hope and its salvation.

Nature is commonplace. Imitation is more interesting.

I think the reason I am important is that I know everything.

The difference between saints forget-me-nots and mountains have to have to have to at a time.

Action and reaction are equal and opposite.

I don't envisage collectivism. There is no such animal, it is always individualism, sometimes the rest vote, and sometimes they do not, and if they do they do, and if they do not they do not.

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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