Men and girls, men and girls: Artificial swine and pearls.

Gertrude Stein

Gertrude Stein

Profession: Author
Nationality: American


Men and girls, men and girls: Artificial swine and pearls. Gertrude Stein

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Action and reaction are equal and opposite.

Poetry consists in a rhyming dictionary and things seen.

I write for myself and strangers.

She told her father Mr. Abram Colhard that she did not like it at all being one being living then. He never said anything. She was afraid then, she was one needing charming stories and happy telling of them and not having that thing she was always trembling.

What is marriage, is marriage protection or religion, is marriage renunciation or abundance, is marriage a stepping-stone or an end. What is marriage.

After all everybody, that is, everybody who writes is interested in living inside themselves in order to tell what is inside themselves. That is why writers have to have two countries, the one where they belong and the one in which they live really. The second one is romantic, is is separate from themselves, it is not real but it is really there.

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

I have lived half of my life in Paris, not the half the made me but the half in which I made what I made.

Just before she died she asked, What is the answer? No answer came. She laughed and said, In that case, what is the question? Then she died.

A virgin a whole virgin is judged made and so between curves and outlines and real seasons and more out glasses and a perfectly unprecedented arrangement between old ladies and mild colds there is no satin wood shining.

A cool red rose and a pink cut pink, a collapse and a sold hole, a little less hot.

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

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

Remarks are not literature.