"It is natural to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes to that siren until she allures us to our death."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Gertrude Stein on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Gertrude Stein on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Gertrude Stein on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Gertrude Stein on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Gertrude Stein on Helen Keller
"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."