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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."
I could undertake to be an efficient pupil if it were possible to find an efficient teacher.

A writer must always try to have a philosophy and he should also have a psychology and a philology and many other things. Without a philosophy and a psychology and all these various other things he is not really worthy of being called a writer.
But then of course a philosophy is not the same thing as a style.
If you are too careful, you are so occupied in being careful that you are sure to stumble over something.
What is the answer? [Silence] In that case, what is the question?
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
R: Quoted in: Frederic Prokosch, Voices: A Memoir, "Style" (1983
A: Quoted in: Frederic Prokosch, Voices: A Memoir, "Style" (1983
N: In "Readers' Digest."
K: Her last words.

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