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Gertrude Stein

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Фотография Гертруда Стайн (photo Gertrude Stein)
   

День рождения: 03.02.1874 года
Возраст: 72 года
Место рождения: Питсбург, Пенсильвания, США
Дата смерти: 27.07.1946 года
Место смерти: Париж, Россия

Quotes of Gertrude Stein

Американская писательница, теоретик литературы.

  • ⋅I do want to get rich but I never want to do what there is to do to get rich. /Gertrude Stein
  • ⋅Everybody gets so much common information all day long that they lose their common sense. /Gertrude Stein
  • ⋅Communists are people who fancied that they had an unhappy childhood. /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
  • ⋅What is the answer? [Silence] In that case, what is the question? /Gertrude Stein
  • ⋅It is extraordinary that whole populations have no projects for the future, none at all. It certainly is extraordinary, but it is certainly true. /Gertrude Stein
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  • ⋅Remarks are not literature. /Gertrude Stein
  • ⋅The minute you or anybody else knows what you are you are not it, you are what you or anybody else knows you are and as everything in living is made up of finding out what you are it is extraordinarily difficult really not to know what you are and yet to be that thing. /Gertrude Stein
  • ⋅Nature is commonplace. Imitation is more interesting. /Gertrude Stein
  • ⋅One does not get better but different and older and that is always a pleasure. /Gertrude Stein
  • ⋅A writer must always try to have a philosophy and he should also have a psychology and a philology and many other things. Without a philosophy and a psychology and all these various other things he is not really worthy of being called a writer. I agree with Kant and Schopenhauer and Plato and Spinoza and that is quite enough to be called a philosophy. But then of course a philosophy is not the same thing as a style. /Gertrude Stein
  • ⋅Oh, I wish I were a miser; being a miser must be so occupying. /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
  • ⋅I simply contend that the middle-class ideal which demands that people be affectionate, respectable, honest and content, that they avoid excitements and cultivate serenity is the ideal that appeals to me, it is in short the ideal of affectionate family life, of honorable business methods. /Gertrude Stein
  • ⋅Money is always there but the pockets change. /Gertrude Stein
  • ⋅The unreal is natural, so natural that it makes of unreality the most natural of anything natural. That is what America does, and that is what America is. /Gertrude Stein
  • ⋅Let me listen to myself and not to them. /Gertrude Stein
  • ⋅Americans are very friendly and very suspicious, that is what Americans are and that is what always upsets the foreigner, who deals with them, they are so friendly how can they be so suspicious they are so suspicious how can they be so friendly but they just are. /Gertrude Stein
  • ⋅The United States is just now the oldest country in the world, there always is an oldest country and she is it, it is she who is the mother of the twentieth century civilization. She began to feel herself as it just after the Civil War. And so it is a country the right age to have been born in and the wrong age to live in. /Gertrude Stein
  • ⋅We are always the same age inside. /Gertrude Stein
  • ⋅It is very easy to love alone. /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
  • ⋅A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears. /Gertrude Stein
  • ⋅The contemporary thing in art and literature is the thing which doesn't make enough difference to the people of that generation so that they can accept it or reject it. /Gertrude Stein
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  • ⋅It is awfully important to know what is and what is not your business. /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
  • ⋅There is too much fathering going on just now and there is no doubt about it fathers are depressing. /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
  • ⋅Very likely education does not make very much difference. /Gertrude Stein
  • ⋅A real failure does not need an excuse. It is an end in itself. /Gertrude Stein




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