Gertrude Stein

Nature is commonplace. Imitation is more interesting.

Gertrude Stein

Most Shared Quotes

James Thurber Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.
Olivia Wilde I was a handful growing up.
Plautus Friendship is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
Jackie Stewart We were racing at circuits where there were no crash barriers in front of the pits, and fuel was lying about in churns in the pit lane. A car could easily crash into the pits at any time. It was ridiculous.
John Kenneth Galbraith All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.
Friedrich Nietzsche The world itself is the will to power - and nothing else! And you yourself are the will to power - and nothing else!
Kevin Rudd There comes a time in the history of nations when their peoples must become fully reconciled to their past if they are to go forward with confidence to embrace their future.
Marisa Tomei I'm not that big a fan of marriage as an institution and I don't know why women need to have children to be seen as complete human beings.
Bernie Sanders People don't trust private health insurance companies for all the right reasons.
Gavin DeGraw When my grandfather died, I started adopting some of his accents, to sort of remind myself of him. A homage. He was a war hero, and he was really great with his hands.
James Hansen Money has too big an influence on our politics in Washington and somehow we need to do something about that.
Seann William Scott You have to have fear to take risks - and I want to at least try.
George S. Patton If a man does his best, what else is there?
John Ratzenberger Diabetes affects my family. One of my kids is affected by it.
Gloria Naylor The intelligence community, for the most part, has no accountability at all to the Congress, to us the American people, and so they feel that they above the law.
Havelock Ellis The sanitary and mechanical age we are now entering makes up for the mercy it grants to our sense of smell by the ferocity with which it assails our sense of hearing.
Chinua Achebe The problem with leaderless uprisings taking over is that you don't always know what you get at the other end. If you are not careful you could replace a bad government with one much worse!
Lil Wayne Hate is only a form love that hasn't found a way to express itself logically.
Henry Ward Beecher Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.
Christopher Hitchens There are people who cannot forget, as neither do I, the lesson of the years of the Indochina War. Which was, first, that the state is capable of being a murderer. A mass murderer, and a conspirator and a liar.

Gertrude Stein

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