Gertrude Stein

...years and years ago, when faced
with what some might try
to make a drama moment,
my friend Jing say "pigeons on
the grass, alas" and carry on
calmly, with great fortitude.

here are some other well chosen
words from Gertrude Stein
along with some borrowed
images from her life...

Considering how dangerous everything is,
nothing is really very frightening.

To write is to write is to write is to write is to write is to write is to write is to write.

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 do 
to get rich.

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

It is the soothing thing about history
that it does repeat itself.

“It takes a lot of time to be a genius,
you have to sit around so much 
doing nothing, really doing nothing.”


“It is awfully important to know 
what is and what is not 
your business”

We are always the same age inside.

If you can do it then why do it?

no wonder everybody
wanted to go hang out
at Gertrude's house...



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