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.

Gertrude Stein

Gertrude Stein

Profession: Author
Nationality: American

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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.

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

I do want to get rich but I never want to do what there is to get rich.

In the United States there is more space where nobody is than where anybody is. This is what makes America what it is.

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

Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.

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.

In the morning there is meaning, in the evening there is feeling.

Wake a question. Eat an instant, answer.

She always says she dislikes the abnormal, it is so obvious. She says the normal is so much more simply complicated and interesting.

A frontier is a division between countries. A history of a country is not a history of the changing of frontiers although many think so particularly those near the frontier the history of a country is why they like things which they have and which they do not exchange for other things for which they do not care.

No one is ahead of his time, it is only that the particular variety of creating his time is the one that his contemporaries who also are creating their own time refuse to accept.

At any moment when you are you, you are you without the memory of yourself because if you remember yourself while you are you, you are not for the purposes of creating you.

Hemingway's remarks are not literature.