"It is funny that men who are supposed to be scientific cannot get themselves to realise the basic principle of physics, that action and reaction are equal and opposite, that when you persecute people you always rouse them to be strong and stronger."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Gertrude Stein on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Gertrude Stein on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Gertrude Stein on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Gertrude Stein on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Gertrude Stein on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."