Gertrude Stein

Allegheny, Pennsylvania
Gertrude Stein
Allegheny, Pennsylvania

Quotes

11 November 2014
I like a thing simple but it must be simple through complication. Everything must come into your scheme, otherwise you cannot achieve real simplicity.
11 November 2014
Men ... are so conservative, so selfish, so boresome, and ... they are so ugly, and ... they are gullible, anybody can convince them.
11 November 2014
Human beings are interested in two things. They are interested in the reality and interested in telling about it.
11 November 2014
Argument is to me the air I breathe. Given any proposition, I cannot help believing the other side and defending it.
11 November 2014
A vegetable garden in the beginning looks so promising and then after all little by little it grows nothing but vegetables, nothing, nothing but vegetables.
11 November 2014
... governing is occupying but not interesting, governments are occupying but not interesting ...
11 November 2014
Language as a real thing is not imitation either of sounds or colors or emotions it is an intellectual recreation and there is no possible doubt about it and it is going to go on being that as long as humanity is anything.
11 November 2014
The history is always the same the product is always different and the history interests more than the product. More, that is, more. Yes. But if the product was not different the history which is the same would not be more interesting.
11 November 2014
Think of the Bible think of Homer think of Shakespeare and think of me.
11 November 2014
Once more I can climb about and remind you that a woman in this epoch does the important literary thinking.

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