Quotes by Gertrude Stein

Gertrude Stein

Gertrude Stein

American author

Alive from: 1874-1946

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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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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    Communists are people who fancied that they had an unhappy childhood.
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    Disillusionment in living is the finding out nobody agrees with you not only those that are and were fighting with you.
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    Everybody gets so much common information all day long that they lose their common sense.
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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 simply contend that the middle-class ideal which demands that people be affectionate, respectable, honest and content, that they avoid excitements and cultivate serenity is the ideal that appeals to me, it is in short the ideal of affectionate family life, of honorable business methods.
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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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    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 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 takes a lot of time to be a genius. You have to sit around so much doing nothing, really doing nothing.
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    Let me listen to myself and not to them.
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    Money is always there but the pockets change.
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    Nature is commonplace. Imitation is more interesting.
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    Oh, I wish I were a miser; being a miser must be so occupying.
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    One does not get better but different and older and that is always a pleasure.
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