Gertrude Stein Quotes (174 quotes)
“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.”
How Writing is Written, Choate Literary Magazine (February 1935) - How Writing Is Written: Previously Uncollected Writings, vol.II (1974)
“The deepest thing in any one is the conviction of the bad luck that follows boasting.”
Mrs. Reynolds and Five Earlier Novelettes (1952) Pt. 1 (written 1940-1943)
“The difference between saints, forget-me-nots, and mountains, have to, have to, have to at a time.”
Last Operas and Plays (1995 edition), Taylor & Francis - ISBN: 9780801849855
Wars I Have Seen (1945)
Writings, 1932-1946 (1998 edition)
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Born: February 3, 1874
Died: July 29, 1946 (aged 72)
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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