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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
Americans are very friendly and very suspicious, that is what Americans are and that is what always upsets the foreigner, who deals with them, they are so friendly how can they be so suspicious they are so suspicious how can they be so friendly but they

R
The unreal is natural, so natural that it makes of unreality the most natural of anything natural. That is what America does, and that is what America is.
A
It is extraordinary that whole populations have no projects for the future, none at all. It certainly is extraordinary, but it is certainly true.
N
Oh, I wish I were a miser; being a miser must be so occupying.
K
I want to get rich but I never want to do what there is to do to get rich.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Capital and Capitals of the United States of America," in New York Herald Tribune (9 March 1935; repr. in How Writing Is Written, ed. by Robert Bartlett Haas, 1974).
R: "I Came and Here I Am," in "Cosmopolitan" (NY), Feb 1936.
A: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
N: Quoted by Thornton Wilder in: Writers at Work (First Series, ed. by Malcom Cowley, 1958
K: Everybody's Autobiography
   


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