"We are always the same age inside."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Gertrude Stein on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Gertrude Stein on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Gertrude Stein on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Gertrude Stein on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Gertrude Stein on Robert Frost
"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."
"It is awfully important to know what is and what is not your business."