gertrude stein Quotes

Hemingway's remarks are not literature.
tags: literature
— Gertrude Stein
Everyone gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.
— Gertrude Stein
A diary means yes indeed.
— Gertrude Stein
I've been rich and I've been poor. It's better to be rich.
tags: poor
— Gertrude Stein
The difference between saints, forget-me-nots, and mountains, have to, have to, have to at a time.
tags: time
— Gertrude Stein
Any time is the time to make a poem.
tags: time poem
— Gertrude Stein
Whoever said money can't buy happiness didn't know where to shop
tags: happiness money
— Gertrude Stein
In the morning there is meaning, in the evening there is feeling.
tags: meaning
— Gertrude Stein
You have to know what you want. And if it seems to take you off the track, don't hold back, because perhaps that is instinctively where you want to be. And if you hold back and try to be always where you have been before, you will go dry.
— Gertrude Stein
Anything one does every day is important and imposing and anywhere one lives is interesting and beautiful.
tags: live beautiful
— Gertrude Stein
I really do not know that anything has ever been more exciting than diagramming sentences.
— Gertrude Stein
Love: the skillful audacity required to share an inner life.
tags: shares
— Gertrude Stein
Why should a sequence of words be anything but a pleasure?
— Gertrude Stein
It is the soothing thing about history that it does repeat itself.
— Gertrude Stein
I have always noticed that in portraits of really great writers the mouth is always firmly closed.
— Gertrude Stein
Argument is to me the air I breathe. Given any proposition, I cannot help believing the other side and defending it.
tags: help
— Gertrude Stein
Ladies there is no neutral position for us to assume.
— Gertrude Stein
It is awfully important to know what is and what is not your business
tags: business
— Gertrude Stein
Every day is a renewal, every morning the daily miracle. This joy you feel is life.
tags: joy miracle
— Gertrude Stein
We are always the same age inside.
tags: age
— Gertrude Stein
After all everybody, that is, everybody who writes is interested in living inside themselves in order to tell what is inside themselves. That is why writers have to have two countries, the one where they belong and the one in which they live really. The second one is romantic, is is separate from themselves, it is not real but it is really there.
tags: living live real write romantic
— 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
It takes a lot of time to be a genius, you have to sit around so much doing nothing, really doing nothing.
tags: time genius
— Gertrude Stein
You look ridiculous if you dance You look ridiculous if you don't dance So you might as well dance.
tags: dance
— Gertrude Stein
You will write if you will write without thinking of the result in terms of a result, but think of the writing in terms of discovery, which is to say that creation must take place between the pen and the paper, not before in a thought or afterwards in a recasting... It will come if it is there and if you will let it come.
tags: thoughts creation discovery thinking writing write
— Gertrude Stein
Coffee is real good when you drink it gives you time to think. It's a lot more than just a drink; it's something happening. Not as in hip, but like an event, a place to be, but not like a location, but like somewhere within yourself. It gives you time, but not actual hours or minutes, but a chance to be, like be yourself, and have a second cup.
tags: chance time real
— Gertrude Stein
Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.
— Gertrude Stein
you are brilliant and subtle if you come from Iowa and really strange and you live as you live and you are always very well taken care of if you come from Iowa.
tags: live care
— Gertrude Stein
One does not get better but different and older and that is always a pleasure.
tags: pleasure
— Gertrude Stein
Let me listen to me and not to them.
— Gertrude Stein
I like a view but I like to sit with my back turned to it.
— Gertrude Stein
The only thing that is different from one time to another is what is seen and what is seen depends upon how everybody is doing everything.
tags: time
— Gertrude Stein
Considering how dangerous everything is, nothing is really very frightening.
tags: dangerous
— Gertrude Stein
There is no such thing as repetition. Only insistance.
— Gertrude Stein
it is nice that nobody writes as they talk and that the printed language is different from the spoken otherwise you could not lose yourself in books and of course you do you completely do.
tags: language book write
— Gertrude Stein
You have to know what you want to get it.
— Gertrude Stein
An audience is always warming but it must never be necessary to your work.
tags: work
— Gertrude Stein
You are so afraid of losing your moral sense that you are not willing to take it through anything more dangerous than a mud-puddle.
tags: morals afraid dangerous
— Gertrude Stein
The creator of the new composition in the arts is an outlaw until he is a classic.
— Gertrude Stein
Literature - creative literature - unconcerned with sex, is inconceivable.
tags: sex literature creative
— Gertrude Stein
gertrude stein
Birth    : February 3, 1874
Death  : July 27, 1946
Occupation  : Writer