Gertrude Stein Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Gertrude Stein quotes, Gertrude Stein sayings, and Gertrude Stein proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

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Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose,     

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I rarely believe anything, because at the time of believing I am not really there to believe.

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We are always the same age inside.

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Writing and reading is to me synonymous with existing.

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When they are alone they want to be with others, and when they are with others they want to be alone. After all, human beings are like that.

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Each generation has something different at which they are all looking.

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

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Repeating is the whole of living and by repeating comes understanding, and understanding is to some the most important part of living.     

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This is the lesson that history teaches: repetition.     

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Coffee is a lot more than just a drink; it’s something happening. Not as in hip, but like an event, a place to be, but not like a location, but like somewhere within yourself. It gives you time, but not actual hours or minutes, but a chance to be, like be yourself, and have a second cup.     

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In France one must adapt oneself to the fragrance of a urinal.

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It is funny the two things most men are proudest of is the thing that any man can do and doing does in the same way, that is being drunk and being the father of their son.

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Remarks are not literature.     

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A beauty is not suddenly in a circle. It comes with rapture. A great deal of beauty is rapture. A circle is a necessity. Otherwise you would see no one. We each have our circle.

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

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August is a month when if it is hot weather it is really very hot.

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All the world knows how to cry but not all the world knows how to sigh. Sighing is extra.

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