"An audience is always warming but it must never be necessary to your work."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."Gertrude Stein on Confucius
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."Gertrude Stein on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."Gertrude Stein on Thomas A. Edison
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."Gertrude Stein on Robert Frost
"Nothing will work unless you do."Gertrude Stein on Maya Angelou
"We are always the same age inside."
"It is very easy to love alone."
"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."
"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."