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Gertrude Stein Quotes

A diary means yes indeed.

A house in the country is not the same as a country house.

A masterpiece... may be unwelcome but it is never dull.

A real failure does not need an excuse. It is an end in itself.

A vegetable garden in the beginning looks so promising and then after all little by little it grows nothing but vegetables, nothing, nothing but vegetables.

A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears.

Action and reaction are equal and opposite.

America is my country and Paris is my hometown.

Americans are very friendly and very suspicious, that is what Americans are and that is what always upsets the foreigner, who deals with them, they are so friendly how can they be so suspicious they are so suspicious how can they be so friendly but they just are.

An audience is always warming but it must never be necessary to your work.

Argument is to me the air I breathe. Given any proposition, I cannot help believing the other side and defending it.

Before the flowers of friendship faded friendship faded.

But the problem is that when I go around and speak on campuses, I still don't get young men standing up and saying, 'How can I combine career and family?'

Communists are people who fancied that they had an unhappy childhood.

Considering how dangerous everything is, nothing is really very frightening.

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

Disillusionment in living is finding that no one can really ever be agreeing with you completely in anything.

Do not forget birthdays. This is in no way a propaganda for a larger population.

Do you know because I tell you so, or do you know, do you know.

Every adolescent has that dream every century has that dream every revolutionary has that dream, to destroy the family.