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.
More 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