Americans are very friendly and very suspicious, that is what Americans are, and that is what always upsets the foreigner who deals with them; they are so friendly, how can they be so suspicious; they are so suspicious, how can they be so friendly; but they just are.
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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