Gertrude Stein Quotes

Gertrude Stein Quotes

It takes a lot of time to be a genius. You have to sit around so much, doing nothing, really doing nothing.

You will write if you will write without thinking of the result in terms of a result, but think of the writing in terms of discovery, which is to say that creation must take place
between the pen and the paper, not before in a thought or afterwards in a recasting...

It will come if it is there and if you will let it come.

It takes a heap of loafing to write a book.

You look ridiculous if you dance
You look ridiculous if you don't dance
So you might as well

In the morning there is meaning, in the evening there is feeling.

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

I certainly do care for you Jeff Campbell less than you are always thinking and much more than you are ever knowing


A feather is trimmed, it is trimmed by the light and the bug and the post, it is trimmed by little leaning and by all sorts of mounted reserves and loud volumes. It is surely cohesive.

I love my love with a b because she is peculiar.

Spaniards and Americans are not like Europeans, they are not like Orientals, they have something in common, that is they do not need religion or mysticism not to believe in reality as all the world knows it, not even when they see it.

it is nice that nobody writes as they talk and that the printed language is different from the spoken otherwise you could not lose yourself in books and of course you do you completely do.

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

Nature and man are opposed in Spain.

It is an extraordinary thing but it is true, wars are only a means of publicising the things already accomplished.

It is the human habit to think in centuries from a grandparent to a grandchild because it just does take about a hundred years for things to cease to have the same meaning as they did before,

It is very easy to love alone.

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