"What is marriage, is marriage protection or religion, is marriage renunciation or abundance, is marriage a stepping-stone or an end. What is marriage."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."Gertrude Stein on Mignon McLaughlin
"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."Gertrude Stein on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."Gertrude Stein on Friedrich Nietzsche
"How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being."Gertrude Stein on Oscar Wilde
"Don't marry the person you think you can live with marry only the individual you think you can't live without."Gertrude Stein on James C. Dobson
"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."