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Pelican, Torrey Pines © Robert Sommers 2022

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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