Gertrude Stein was an American writer, poet and art collector who spent most of her life in France.
Gertrude Stein, the youngest of a family of five children, was born on February 3, 1874, in Allegheny, Pennsylvania (merged with Pittsburgh in 1907)to upper-class German Jewish parents, Daniel and Amelia Stein. Her father was a railroad executive whose investments in streetcar lines and real estate made the family wealthy.
When Gertrude was three years old she and her family moved to Vienna and then Paris. They returned to America in 1878, settling in Oakland, California, where Stein attended First Hebrew Congregation of Oakland's Sabbath ... more »
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Gertrude Stein Poems
Why is the world at peace. This may astonish you a little but when you realise how easily Mrs. Charles Bianco sells the work of American painters to American millionaires you will recognize that
Red flags the reason for pretty flags. And ribbons. Ribbons of flags And wearing material
A Long Dress
That is the current that makes machinery, that makes it crackle, what is the current that presents a long line and a necessary waist. What is this current.
Stanzas in Meditation
She may count three little daisies very well By multiplying to either six nine or fourteen Or she can be well mentioned as twelve Which they may like which they can like soon
Once in English they said America. Was it English to them. Once they said Belgian. We like a fog. Do you for weather.
The Irish lady can say, that to-day is every day. Caesar can say that every day is to-day and they say that every day is as they say.
Sweet sweet sweet sweet sweet tea. Susie Asado.
A Frightful Release
A BAG which was left and not only taken but turned away was not found. The place was shown to be very like the last
I do. Victim. Sales
From Four Saints in Three Acts
Pigeons on the grass alas. Pigeons on the grass alas. Short longer grass short longer longer shorter yellow grass. Pigeons
Stanzas In Meditation: Stanza I
I caught a bird which made a ball And they thought better of it. But it is all of which they taught
Stanzas In Meditation: Stanza V
Why can pansies be their aid or paths. He said paths she had said paths All like to do their best with half of the time
Stanzas In Meditation: Stanza II
I think very well of Susan but I do not know her name I think very well of Ellen but which is not the same
We knew. Anne to come. Anne to come. Be new.
Quotationsmore quotations »
''What is marriage, is marriage protection or religion, is marriage renunciation or abundance, is marriage a stepping-stone or an end. What is marriage.''Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. Originally published with the vocal score as the libretto for the opera by Virgil Thomson, Music Press (1947)...
''It is always a mistake to be plain-spoken.''Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. (Written 1923). "As Eighty," Bee Time Vine, Yale University Press (1953).
''Do you know because I tell you so, or do you know, do you know.''Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. The Mother Of Us All, Last Operas and Plays, Rinehart (1949). Originally published with the vocal score a...
''Men cannot count, they do not know that two and two make four if women do not tell them so.''Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. (Written 1946), originally published with the vocal score as the libretto for the opera by Virgil Thomson, Mu...
''A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears.''Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author and patron of the arts; relocated to France. As quoted in What Are Masterpieces, afterword, by Robert Haas (19...
(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)
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Why is the world at peace.
This may astonish you a little but when you realise how
easily Mrs. Charles Bianco sells the work of American
painters to American millionaires you will recognize that
authorities are constrained to be relieved. Let me tell you a
story. A painter loved a woman. A musician did not sing.
A South African loved books. An American was a woman
and needed help. Are Americans the same as incubators.
But this is the rest of the story. He became an authority.