Gertrude Stein Top 10 Quotes


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

Gertrude Stein (Reflections on the Atom Bomb, 1946)


Suppose no one asked a question, what would be the answer.

Gertrude Stein (Useful Knowledge, 1928)


One does not get better but different and older and that is always a pleasure.

Gertrude Stein (Letter to F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1925)


You'll be old and you never lived, and you kind of feel silly to lie down and die and to never have lived, to have been a job chaser and never have lived.

Gertrude Stein (Brewsie and Willie, 1946)


You look ridiculous if you dance 
You look ridiculous if you don't dance 
So you might as well dance.

Gertrude Stein


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

Gertrude Stein (What is English Literature, 1935)


Let me listen to me and not to them.

Gertrude Stein (Stanzas in Meditation, 1932)


We are always the same age inside.

Gertrude Stein (Quoted in The American Treasury, 1955)


One must dare to be happy.

Gertrude Stein


There ain't no answer. 
There ain't gonna be any answer. 
There never has been an answer. 
That's the answer.

Gertrude Stein (Brewsie and Willie, 1946)

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Gertrude Stein Biography

Born: February 3, 1874
Died: July 27, 1946

Gertrude Stein was an American writer and poet. She is known quite well as a writer but much of her fame was established by her interest in art and her art collection.

Notable Works

Three Lives (1909)
The Making of Americans (1925)
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (1933)
Everybody's Autobiography (1937)

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