"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."
"It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely."Gertrude Stein on Albert Einstein
"Alone we can do so little together we can do so much."Gertrude Stein on Helen Keller
"It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone."Gertrude Stein on Marilyn Monroe
"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for it is better to be alone than in bad company."Gertrude Stein on George Washington
"I restore myself when I'm alone."Gertrude Stein on Marilyn Monroe
"We are always the same age inside."
"It is very easy to love alone."
"A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears."
"The contemporary thing in art and literature is the thing which doesn't make enough difference to the people of that generation so that they can accept it or reject it."
"It is awfully important to know what is and what is not your business."
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