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  • 71.
    From the very nature of progress, all ages must be transitional. If they were not, the world would be at a stand-still and death would speedily ensue. It is one of the tamest of platitudes but it is always introduced by a flourish of trumpets.
    Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. The Radcliffe Manuscripts, Form and Intelligibility, ed. by Rosalind S. Miller, Exposition Press (1949). Written as an undergraduate composition 1894.

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  • 72.
    I have always noticed that in portraits of really great writers the mouth is always firmly closed.
    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 (1970). Said in a January 1946 interview with Haas.
  • 73.
    Sculpture is made with two instruments and some supports and pretty air.
    Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. (Written 1920-1921). "Three Moral Tales," tale II, A Novel of Thank You, Yale University Press (1952). The tales are appended in the book and are not part of the novel.
  • 74.
    Success is the result achieved when nobody answers.
    Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. (Written 1924). "Birth and Marriage," Alphabets and Birthdays, Yale University Press (1957).

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  • 75.
    Ladies there is no neutral position for us to assume.
    Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. (Written 1946), originally published with the vocal score as the libretto for the opera by Virgil Thomson, Music Press (1947). The Mother Of Us All, Last Operas and Plays, Rinehart (1949).
  • 76.
    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 (1970). Said in a January 1946 interview with Haas.
  • 77.
    I have declared that patience is never more than patient. I too have declared, that I who am not patient am patient.
    Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. (Written 1946), originally published with the vocal score as the libretto for the opera by Virgil Thomson, Music Press (1947). The Mother Of Us All, Last Operas and Plays, Rinehart (1949).
  • 78.
    It is very easy to love alone.
    Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. (Written 1927), originally published in Operas and Plays (1932). Four Saints in Three Acts, Last Operas and Plays, Rinehart (1949).

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  • 79.
    The thing that is most interesting about government servants is that they believe what they are supposed to believe, they really do believe what they are supposed to believe.
    Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author; relocated to France. Wars I Have Seen (1945). Written in 1943.

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  • 80.
    The contemporary thing in art and literature is the thing which doesn't make enough difference to the people of that generation so that they can accept it or reject it.
    Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. repr. In How Writing Is Written, ed. Robert Bartlett Haas (1974). "How Writing Is Written," Choate Literary Magazine (February 1935).

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