- Name: Gertrude Stein
- Born: 02/03/1874
- Died: 07/27/1946 (72 years old)
- Occupation: Writer, poet, novelist, playwright, and art collector.
Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874– July 27, 1946) was an American novelist, poet, playwright, and art collector. Born in the Allegheny West neighborhood of Pittsburgh and raised in Oakland, California, Stein moved to Paris in 1903, and made France her home for the remainder of her life. She hosted a Paris salon, where the leading figures of modernism in literature and art, such as Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sinclair Lewis, Ezra Pound, Sherwood Anderson and Henri Matisse, would meet.
Birth Place: Allegheny, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Death Place: Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Gertrude Stein quotes :
It is funny that men who are supposed to be scientific cannot get themselves to realise the basic principle of physics, that action and reaction are equal and opposite, that when you persecute people you always rouse them to be strong and stronger.Gertrude Stein
I know what Germans are. They are a funny people. They are always choosing someone to lead them in a direction which they do not want to go.Gertrude Stein
I have declared that patience is never more than patient. I too have declared, that I who am not patient am patient.Gertrude Stein
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.Gertrude Stein
The contemporary thing in art and literature is the thing which doesn't make enough difference to the people of that generation so that they can accept it or reject it.Gertrude Stein
Money is always there but the pockets change it is not in the same pockets after a change, and that is all there is to say about money.Gertrude Stein
There is too much fathering going on just now and there is no doubt about it fathers are depressing.Gertrude Stein
It is natural to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes to that siren until she allures us to our death.Gertrude Stein
It is extraordinary that when you are acquainted with a whole family you can forget about them.Gertrude Stein
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?'Gertrude Stein
Every adolescent has that dream every century has that dream every revolutionary has that dream, to destroy the family.Gertrude Stein
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.Gertrude Stein
It is extraordinary that whole populations have no projects for the future, none at all. It certainly is extraordinary, but it is certainly true.Gertrude Stein