Facts about Gertrude Stein USA Flag

Summary

Gertrude Stein was a famous Author from USA, who lived between February 3, 1874 and July 29, 1946. She became 72 years old.

Biography

She was an American writer and catalyst for the development of modern art and literature. She spent most of his life in France.

Zodiac etc.

She is born under the zodiac aquarius, who is known for Knowledge, Humanitarian, Serious, Insightful, Duplicitous. Our collection contains 81 quotes who is written / told by Gertrude, under the main topics: Art, Family, Politics, Science, Technology.

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Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gertrude_Stein

Famous quotes by Gertrude Stein (81)


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"Very likely education does not make very much difference"
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"It is the soothing thing about history that it does repeat itself"
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"Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose"
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"Remarks are not literature"
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"It is natural not to care about a sister certainly not when she is four years older and grinds her teeth at night"
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"To write is to write is to write is to write is to write is to write is to write is to write"
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"Supposing everyone lived at one time what would they say. They would observe that stringing string beans is universal"
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"What is music. A passion for colonies not a love of country"
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"I know what Germans are. They are a funny people. They are always choosing someone to lead them in a direction which they do not want to go"
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"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"
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"There is no there there"
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"Picasso once remarked I do not care who it is that has or does influence me as long as it is not myself"
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"It is so friendly so simply friendly and though inevitable not a sadness and though occurring not a shock"
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"If you can do it then why do it?"
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"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"
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"What is marriage, is marriage protection or religion, is marriage renunciation or abundance, is marriage a stepping-stone or an end. What is marriage"
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"That is what war is and dancing it is forward and back, when one is out walking one wants not to go back the way they came but in dancing and in war it is forward and back"
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"It is not what France gave you but what it did not take from you that was important"
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"I think the reason I am important is that I know everything"
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"A real failure does not need an excuse. It is an end in itself"
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"A masterpiece... may be unwelcome but it is never dull"
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"A house in the country is not the same as a country house"
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"A diary means yes indeed"
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"Every adolescent has that dream every century has that dream every revolutionary has that dream, to destroy the family"
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"Do you know because I tell you so, or do you know, do you know"
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"Do not forget birthdays. This is in no way a propaganda for a larger population"
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"Disillusionment in living is finding that no one can really ever be agreeing with you completely in anything"
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"Counting is the religion of this generation it is its hope and its salvation"
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"Considering how dangerous everything is, nothing is really very frightening"
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"Communists are people who fancied that they had an unhappy childhood"
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"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?'"
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"Before the flowers of friendship faded friendship faded"
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"Argument is to me the air I breathe. Given any proposition, I cannot help believing the other side and defending it"
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"An audience is always warming but it must never be necessary to your work"
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"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"
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"America is my country and Paris is my hometown"
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"Action and reaction are equal and opposite"
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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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"You'll be old and you never lived, and you kind of feel silly to lie down and die and to never have lived, to have been a job chaser and never have lived"
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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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"There is no such thing as being good to your wife"
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"There is no real reality to a really imagined life any more"
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"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"
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"The thing that differentiates man from animals is money"
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"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"
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"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"
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"The earth is the earth as a peasant sees it, the world is the world as a duchess sees it, and anyway a duchess would be nothing if the earth was not there as the peasant sees it"
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"The deepest thing in any one is the conviction of the bad luck that follows boasting"
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"One of the pleasant things those of us who write or paint do is to have the daily miracle. It does come"
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"One does not get better but different and older and that is always a pleasure"
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"Once more I can climb about and remind you that a woman in this epoch does the important literary thinking"
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"Oh, I wish I were a miser; being a miser must be so occupying"
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"Nature is commonplace. Imitation is more interesting"
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"Name any name and then remember everybody you ever knew who bore that name. Are they all alike. I think so"
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"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"
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"Men cannot count, they do not know that two and two make four if women do not tell them so"
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"Men and girls, men and girls: Artificial swine and pearls"
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"Literature - creative literature - unconcerned with sex, is inconceivable"
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"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"
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"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"
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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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"It is awfully important to know what is and what is not your business"
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"It is always a mistake to be plain-spoken"
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"Is it worse to be scared than to be bored, that is the question"
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"In the United States there is more space where nobody is than where anybody is. That is what makes America what it is"
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"In France one must adapt oneself to the fragrance of a urinal"
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"In a war everybody always knows all about Switzerland, in peace times it is just Switzerland but in war time it is the only country that everybody has confidence in, everybody"
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"I do want to get rich but I never want to do what there is to do to get rich"
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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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"Human beings are interested in two things. They are interested in the reality and interested in telling about it"
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"History takes time. History makes memory"
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"Hemingway's remarks are not literature"
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"Generally speaking, everyone is more interesting doing nothing than doing anything"
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"Everyone gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense"
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"Everybody thinks that this civilization has lasted a very long time but it really does take very few grandfathers' granddaughters to take us back to the dark ages"
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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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"A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears"
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"It is extraordinary that when you are acquainted with a whole family you can forget about them"
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"There ain't no answer. There ain't gonna be any answer. There never has been an answer. That's the answer"
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"The nineteenth century believed in science but the twentieth century does not"
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"Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense"


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