Gertrude Stein Quotes (174 quotes)




Gertrude Stein
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From the lecture "The Gradual Making of The Making of Americans", 1934-1935. Published by Random House, 1935: "... because after all I know I really do know that it can be done and if it can be done why do it."
Gertrude Stein
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As quoted in The American Treasury, 1455-1955 (1955) edited by Clifton Fadiman, p. 946
Gertrude Stein
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As quoted in: James R. Mellow, Charmed Circle: Gertrude Stein & Company (1974)
Gertrude Stein
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Libretto for the opera The Mother Of Us All by Virgil Thomson (1947), from Last Operas and Plays (1949)


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Born: February 3, 1874

Died: July 29, 1946 (aged 72)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Author, writer, poet

Bio: Gertrude Stein was an American writer, poet, and art collector who spent most of her life in France.

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