"I have declared that patience is never more than patient. I too have declared, that I who am not patient am patient."
"Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity."Gertrude Stein on Carl Jung
"Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come."Gertrude Stein on Robert H. Schuller
"Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success."Gertrude Stein on Napoleon Hill
"We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world."Gertrude Stein on Helen Keller
"How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?"Gertrude Stein on William Shakespeare
"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."