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Gertrude Stein was an American writer and art collector who was born on February 3, 1874 in Allegheny City. She grew up with three siblings: one brother and two sisters. Her father, Daniel, ran a clothing store but died of yellow fever when she was eight years old. After her father’s death Gertrude’s mother moved the family to Vienna and then Paris where they lived for about five years before returning to America in 1893. In 1901 Gertrude married her life partner Alice B Toklas after living together since 1898 – the ceremony took place at their home 27 Rue de Fleurus in Paris.
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Summary

About Gertrude Stein

birth of the author

Born:
February 3, 1874

death of the author

Died:
July 27, 1946

occupation of the author

Occupation:
Writer, Poet, Playwright, Art Collector

education of the author

Education:
Harvard University
Johns Hopkins University

movement of the author

Literary Movement:
Modernist Literature

GERTRUDE STEIN QUOTES ABOUT LOVE

I love my love with a b because she is peculiar. — Gertrude Stein

It is very easy to love alone. — Gertrude Stein

How prettily we swim. Not in water, not on land, but in love. — Gertrude Stein

Romance is everything. — Gertrude Stein

i love my love with a b because she is peculiar Gertrude Stein quote

Literature–creative literature–unconcerned with sex, is inconceivable. — Gertrude Stein

If you knew it all it would not be creation but dictation. — Gertrude Stein

GERTRUDE STEIN QUOTES ON WRITING

I am writing for myself and strangers. This is the only way that I can do it. — Gertrude Stein

Writing and reading is to me synonymous with existing. — Gertrude Stein

There is no pleasure so sweet as the pleasure of spending money but the pleasure of writing is longer. There is no denying that. — Gertrude Stein

i am writing for myself and strangers this is the only way that i can do it Gertrude Stein quote

If you write a half hour a day it makes a lot of writing year by year. — Gertrude Stein

If the communication is perfect, the words have life, and that is all there is to good writing, putting down on the paper words which dance and weep and make love and fight and kiss and perform miracles. — Gertrude Stein

A diary means yes indeed. — Gertrude Stein

Hemingway’s remarks are not literature. — Gertrude Stein

GERTRUDE STEIN QUOTES ON QUESTION

What is the answer? In that case, what is the question? — Gertrude Stein

what is the answer in that case what is the question Gertrude Stein quote

What is the answer?’ [ I [Alice B Toklas] was silent ] In that case, what is the question? — Gertrude Stein

What is the answer? she asked, and when no answer came she laughed and said: then, What is the question? — Gertrude Stein

Wake a question. Eat an instant, answer — Gertrude Stein

There is too much fathering going on just now and there is no doubt about it fathers are depressing. — Gertrude Stein

GERTRUDE STEIN QUOTES ABOUT TIME

Once upon a time Baltimore was necessary. — Gertrude Stein

once upon a time baltimore was necessary Gertrude Stein quote

It takes a lot of time to be a genius. You have to sit around so much, doing nothing, really doing nothing. — Gertrude Stein

In a war everybody always knows all about Switzerland, in peace times it is just Switzerland but in war time it is the only country that everybody has confidence in, everybody. — Gertrude Stein

For a very long time everybody refuses and then almost without a pause almost everybody accepts. — Gertrude Stein

History takes time. History makes memory. — Gertrude Stein

Picasso once remarked I do not care who it is that has or does influence me as long as it is not myself. — Gertrude Stein

I really do not know that anything has ever been more exciting than diagramming sentences. — Gertrude Stein

GERTRUDE STEIN QUOTES ON LOSE

Everybody gets so much common information all day long that they lose their common sense. — Gertrude Stein

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Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense. They listen so much that they forget to be natural. This is a nice story. — Gertrude Stein

It is nice that nobody wrItes as they talk and that the printed language is different from the spoken otherwise you could not lose yourself in books and of course you do you completely do. — Gertrude Stein

War is never fatal but always lost. Always lost. — Gertrude Stein

everybody gets so much common information all day long that they lose their common sense Gertrude Stein quote

You are so afraid of losing Your moral sense that You are not willing to take it through anything more dangerous than a mud puddle. — Gertrude Stein

GERTRUDE STEIN QUOTES ON HOPE

Counting is the religion of this generation it is its hope and its salvation. — Gertrude Stein

Hope in gates, hope in spoons, hope in doors, hope in tables, no hope in daintiness and determination. Hope in dates. — Gertrude Stein

The first hope of a painter who feels hopeful about painting is The hope that The painting will move, that it will live outside its frame. — Gertrude Stein

Oh, I wish I were a miser; being a miser must be so occupying. — Gertrude Stein

counting is the religion of this generation it is its hope and its salvation Gertrude Stein quote

Inspiring Phrases From Gertrude Stein

There ain’t no answer. There ain’t gonna be any answer. There never has been an answer. There’s your answer. — Gertrude Stein

America is my country and Paris is my hometown. — Gertrude Stein

It is awfully important to know what is and what is not your business. — Gertrude Stein

Don’t write about what you don’t know even if you don’t know it. — Gertrude Stein

To write is to write is to write is to write is to write is to write is to write is to write. — Gertrude Stein

america is my country and paris is my hometown Gertrude Stein quote

Money is always there, but the pockets change. — Gertrude Stein

The thing that differentiates man from animals is money. — Gertrude Stein

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