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Blue Heron in flight

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Quotes from Gertrude Stein

There ain't no answer. There ain't gonna be any answer. There never has been an answer.
There's your answer.

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I do want to get rich but I never want to do what there is to get rich. 

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Whenever you get there, there is no there there.

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For a very long time everybody refuses and then almost without a pause almost everybody accepts.

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Everybody knows if you are too careful you are so occupied in being careful that you are sure to stumble over something. 

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You look ridiculous if you dance. You look ridiculous if you don't dance. So you might as well dance.

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

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Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone.

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Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to go shopping.

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The earth is the earth as a peasant sees it, the world is the world as a duchess sees it, and anyway a duchess would be nothing if the earth was not there as the peasant sees it.

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