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Gertrude Stein
(1874-1946) born on
Feb 03
US author. She organized a writer's salon in Paris for post- WW I American expatriates known as the "Lost Generation."
         
   
F
Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.

R
It takes a lot of time to be a genius, you have to sit around so much doing nothing, really doing nothing.
A
Nature is commonplace. Imitation is more interesting.
N
Everybody knows if you are too careful you are so occupied in being careful that you are sure to stumble over something.
K
I write for myself and strangers. The strangers, dear readers, are an after-thought.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Reflection on the Atomic Bomb," 1946; also in "Readings in World Politics," ed. R. A. Goldwin, 1959.
R: "Everybody's Autobiography," 1937.
A: In "My Autobiography," ch. 20, by Charlie Chaplin, 1964.
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
   


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