"Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense."
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."Gertrude Stein on Albert Einstein
"The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation."Gertrude Stein on Oscar Wilde
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."Gertrude Stein on Arthur C. Clarke
"The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life."Gertrude Stein on John F. Kennedy
"I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours."Gertrude Stein on John F. Kennedy
"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."