Gertrude Stein Quotes

It is very natural that every one who makes anything inside themselves that is makes it entirely out of what is in them does naturally have to have two civilizations. They have to have the civilization that makes them and the civilization that has nothing to do with them.
Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author and patron of the arts; relocated to France. An American and France (1936). Born, raised, and educated in America, Stein settled in Paris, where she built her reputation as an innovative writer and patron of young artists and avant-garde art.
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Think of the Bible think of Homer think of Shakespeare and think of me.
Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. The Geographical History of America, Random House (1936).
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It is not what France gave you but what it did not take from you that was important.
Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author and patron of the arts; relocated to France. "An American and France," (1936). Born, raised, and educated in America, Stein settled in Paris.
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Growing has no connection with audience. / Audience has no connection with identity. / Identity has no connection with a universe. / A universe has no connection with human nature.
Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. The Geographical History of America, Random House (1936).
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... anybody is as their land and air is. Anybody is as the sky is low or high, the air heavy or clear and anybody is as there is wind or no wind there. It is that which makes them and the arts they make and the work they do and the way they eat and the way they drink and the way they learn and everything.
Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author and patron of the arts; relocated to France. An American and France (1936). Born, raised, and educated in America, Stein settled in Paris, where she built her reputation as an innovative writer and patron of young artists and avant-garde art.
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There is no real reality to a really imagined life any more.
Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. The Geographical History of America, Random House (1936).
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Adventure is making the distant approach nearer but romance is having what is where it is which is not where you are stay where it is.
Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. "An American and France," What Are Masterpieces, Conference Press (1940). First given as a lecture at Oxford, England, 1936.
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Once more I can climb about and remind you that a woman in this epoch does the important literary thinking.
Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. The Geographical History of America, Random House (1936).
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Writing and reading is to me synonymous with existing.
Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author and patron of the arts; relocated to France. "An American and France," (1936).
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It is extraordinary that when you are acquainted with a whole family you can forget about them.
Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. Originally published by Random House (1936). The Geographical History of America, Vintage Books (1973).
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