"There ain't no answer. There ain't gonna be any answer. There never has been an answer. That's the answer."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Gertrude Stein on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Gertrude Stein on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Gertrude Stein on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Gertrude Stein on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Gertrude Stein on Joseph Stalin
"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."