Gertrude Stein Quotes

A rose is a rose is a rose.

Genius is the ability to sit alone and be happy.

I am I because my personality is I.

Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone.

Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.

We are always the same age inside.

The thing that differentiates man from animals is money.

I really do not know that anything has ever been more exciting than diagramming sentences.

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

There is no there there.

That is all there is to that.

Act like a president, speak like a president, dress like a president, and eventually you will be the president.

A realist is one who pretends to understand.

The painting is not about what is seen, it is about what is known forever.

The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply that they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.

The answer is there is no answer.

I believe in talent but not genius.

I am always amazed at how movie actors, as they age, cling to the belief that they are still desirable.

Doubt is not the opposite of faith; it is one element of faith.

It is remarkable how eager we are for others to be remarkable.

Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place.

All the really good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow.

Listen more carefully, respond more accurately, look even more attentively than usual; in short, put in more time at it than at anything else.

It takes a minute to have a crush on someone, an hour to like someone, and a day to love someone, but it takes a lifetime to forget someone.

In the United States, there is more space where nobody is than where anybody is.

A piece of grass is interesting only if we know a man who is allowed by society to raise a cow.

Remarks must be interesting, if they are interesting the chances are they will be true.

When I first left the farm and was thrown on my own resources, I had to work and I needed money.

Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl.

I really do not know that anything has ever been more exciting than diagramming sentences.

Anybody who has ever had a heart, would turn away and break apart just loving you.

Let me listen to me and not to them.

Lot of time off, doing nothing, always someone on hand, no one to consider, nothing to be decided.

Stein looks for happiness as if it were a wild goose chase.

The great omission in American life is solitude.

I’m indeed a king of infinite space no matter what I can or cannot do.

In cases of doubt and trouble, it is best to take a short pause.

A toast to motion. To not be motionless is a reality.

Any one who is anyone is boring. Being anyone is a bore.

I have had the opportunity of being promised something only then to be told that it is not the right thing for me.

California is not in America and anyone who resides in not resides in.

Gold is the root of all evil, there is no doubt about that.

Einstein was real alright, he hired a publicist to be certain of that.

It is not logical what one can do, in art it is all a question of doing.

Rhyme upon rhyme will make it all mine.

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