"Nature is commonplace. Imitation is more interesting."
"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises."Gertrude Stein on Pedro Calderon de la Barca
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."Gertrude Stein on Anais Nin
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."Gertrude Stein on Albert Einstein
"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes."Gertrude Stein on e. e. cummings
"All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind."Gertrude Stein on Abraham Lincoln
"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."