"It is extraordinary that whole populations have no projects for the future, none at all. It certainly is extraordinary, but it is certainly true."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Gertrude Stein on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Gertrude Stein on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Gertrude Stein on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Gertrude Stein on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."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."