Gertrude Stein Quote
“Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.”
Reflections on the Atom Bomb (1946)
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."
As quoted in The American Treasury, 1455-1955 (1955) edited by Clifton Fadiman, p. 946
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.
Quote of the day
“A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them. It is wrong to his family. Children learn to read by being in the presence of books. The love of knowledge comes with reading and grows upon it. And the love of knowledge, in a young mind, is almost a warrant against the inferior excitement of passions and vices.”