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I am writing for myself and strangers. This is the only way that I can do it. Everybody is a real one to me, everybody is like some one else too to me. No one of them that I know can want to know it and so I write for myself and strangers.  - Gertrude Stein
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Source/Notes:
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
Source/Notes:
As quoted in The American Treasury, 1455-1955 (1955) edited by Clifton Fadiman, p. 946

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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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