Gertrude Stein

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Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874 – July 27, 1946) was an American novelist, poet, playwright and art collector. Born in the Allegheny West neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and raised in Oakland, California, Stein moved to Paris in 1903, and made France her home for the remainder of her life. She hosted a Paris salon, where the leading figures in modernism in literature and art would meet, such as Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sinclair Lewis, Ezra Pound, and Henri Matisse. In 1933, Stein published a kind of memoir of her Paris years, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, written in the voice of Alice B. Toklas, her life partner. Toklas was an American-born member of the Parisian avant-garde. The book became a literary bestseller and vaulted Stein from the relative obscurity of cult literary figure into mainstream attention. Two quotes from her works hav... More

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Gertrude Stein #Age

Photo of Gertrude Stein We are always the same age inside.
Gertrude Stein #Alone #Love

Photo of Gertrude Stein It is very easy to love alone.
Gertrude Stein #Art

Photo of Gertrude Stein A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears.
Gertrude Stein #Change #Money

Photo of Gertrude Stein Money is always there but the pockets change it is not in the same pockets after a change, and that is all there is to say about money.
Gertrude Stein #Failure

Photo of Gertrude Stein A real failure does not need an excuse. It is an end in itself.
Gertrude Stein #Family

Photo of Gertrude Stein Every adolescent has that dream every century has that dream every revolutionary has that dream, to destroy the family.
Gertrude Stein #Friendship

Photo of Gertrude Stein Before the flowers of friendship faded friendship faded.
Gertrude Stein #Funny

Photo of Gertrude Stein It is funny the two things most men are proudest of is the thing that any man can do and doing does in the same way, that is being drunk and being the father of their son.
Gertrude Stein #History

Photo of Gertrude Stein This is the lesson that history teaches: repetition.
Gertrude Stein #History

Photo of Gertrude Stein History takes time. History makes memory.
Gertrude Stein #Hope #Religion

Photo of Gertrude Stein Counting is the religion of this generation it is its hope and its salvation.
Gertrude Stein #Alone

Photo of Gertrude Stein When they are alone they want to be with others, and when they are with others they want to be alone. After all, human beings are like that.
Gertrude Stein #Marriage #Religion

Photo of Gertrude Stein 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 #Money

Photo of Gertrude Stein The thing that differentiates man from animals is money.
Gertrude Stein #Family

Photo of Gertrude Stein It is extraordinary that when you are acquainted with a whole family you can forget about them.
Gertrude Stein #Family #Men

Photo of Gertrude Stein But the problem is that when I go around and speak on campuses, I still don't get young men standing up and saying, 'How can I combine career and family?'
Gertrude Stein #Death #Hope

Photo of Gertrude Stein It is natural to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes to that siren until she allures us to our death.
Gertrude Stein #Music

Photo of Gertrude Stein What is music. A passion for colonies not a love of country.
Gertrude Stein #Business

Photo of Gertrude Stein It is awfully important to know what is and what is not your business.
Gertrude Stein #Nature

Photo of Gertrude Stein Nature is commonplace. Imitation is more interesting.
Gertrude Stein #Poetry

Photo of Gertrude Stein Poetry consists in a rhyming dictionary and things seen.
Gertrude Stein #Politics

Photo of Gertrude Stein There ain't no answer. There ain't gonna be any answer. There never has been an answer. That's the answer.
Gertrude Stein #Romantic

Photo of Gertrude Stein Romance is everything.
Gertrude Stein #Dad

Photo of Gertrude Stein There is too much fathering going on just now and there is no doubt about it fathers are depressing.
Gertrude Stein #Science

Photo of Gertrude Stein The nineteenth century believed in science but the twentieth century does not.