"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."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Gertrude Stein on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Gertrude Stein on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Gertrude Stein on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Gertrude Stein on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Gertrude Stein on Oscar Wilde
"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."
"It is awfully important to know what is and what is not your business."