"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."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Gertrude Stein on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Gertrude Stein on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Gertrude Stein on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Gertrude Stein on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Gertrude Stein on Dalai Lama
"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."