Gertrude Stein Quotes

The thing that differentiates man from animals is money.

Gertrude Stein

If things happen all the time you are never nervous. It is when they are not happening that you are nervous.

Gertrude Stein

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

Gertrude Stein

An audience is always warming but it must never be necessary to your work

Gertrude Stein

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.

Gertrude Stein

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

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.

Gertrude Stein

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

Gertrude Stein

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

Gertrude Stein

Disillusionment in living is finding that no one can really ever be agreeing with you completely in anything.

Gertrude Stein

The deepest thing in any one is the conviction of the bad luck that follows boasting

Gertrude Stein

An audience is always warming but it must never be necessary to your work.

Gertrude Stein

Melanctha Herbert was always losing what she had in all the things she saw. Melanctha was always being left when she was not leaving others. Melanctha Herbert always loved too hard and much too often. She was always full with mystery and subtle movements and denials and vague distrusts and complicated disillusions. Then Melanctha would be sudden and impulsive and unbounded in some faith, and then she would suffer and be strong in her repression. Melanctha Herbert was always seeking rest and quiet and always she could only find new ways to be in trouble.

Gertrude Stein

In France one must adapt oneself to the fragrance of a urinal.

Gertrude Stein

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

Gertrude Stein
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