Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Meandering freely . . .

Today is the birthday of Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874 – July 27, 1946), writer, poet, feminist, and playwright.

"A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears." - Gertrude Stein

"If you can do it then why do it?" - Gertrude Stein

"Action and reaction are equal and opposite." - Gertrude Stein

"Argument is to me the air I breathe. Given any proposition, I cannot help believing the other side and defending it." - 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

"I do want to get rich but I never want to do what there is to do to get rich." - Gertrude Stein

"The deepest thing in any one is the conviction of the bad luck that follows boasting." - Gertrude Stein

"It is awfully important to know what is and what is not your business." - Gertrude Stein

"Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose." - Gertrude Stein

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