Gertrude Stein Quotes

Who is Gertrude Stein?

Gertrude Stein was an American novelist, poet, playwright, and art collector.

Born February 03, 1874
Died July 27, 1946

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Best 17 Quotes by Gertrude Stein

“A very important thing is not to make up your mind that you are any one thing.”

Gertrude Stein

“Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.”

Gertrude Stein

“Everybody knows if you are too careful you are so occupied in being careful that you are sure to stumble over something.”

Gertrude Stein

“I do want to get rich but I never want to do what there is to get rich.”

Gertrude Stein

“If you can't say anything nice about anyone else, come sit next to me.”

Gertrude Stein

“It takes a lot of time to be a genius. You have to sit around so much, doing nothing, really doing nothing.”

Gertrude Stein

“Let me listen to me and not to them.”

Gertrude Stein

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“One must dare to be happy.”

Gertrude Stein

“We are always the same age inside.”

Gertrude Stein

“Whenever you get there, there is no there there.”

Gertrude Stein

“Writing and reading is to me synonymous with existing.”

Gertrude Stein

“You have to know what you want to get it.”

Gertrude Stein

“It is the soothing thing about history that it does repeat itself.”

Gertrude Stein

“Silent gratitude isn't very much use to anyone.”

Gertrude Stein

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Everybody's Autobiography Quotes

“You are extraordinary within your limits, but your limits are extraordinary!”

Gertrude Stein
Everybody's Autobiography

Tender Buttons Quotes

“In the morning there is meaning, in the evening there is feeling.”

Gertrude Stein
Tender Buttons

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“You look ridiculous if you dance. You look ridiculous if you don't dance. So you might as well dance.”

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