Gertrude Johnson could feel no real respect for, no real interest in, anybody who wasn't a writer. For her there were two species: writers and people; and the writers were really people, and the people weren't.
Gertrude Stein, all courage and will, is a soldier of minimalism. Her work, unlike the resonating silences in the art of Samuel Beckett, embodies in its loquacity and verbosity the curious paradox of the minimalist form. This art of the nuance in repetition and placement she shares with the orchestral compositions of Philip Glass.elizabeth hardwick
I'll always be Alice Toklas if you'll be Gertrude Stein.Gertrude Stein
A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose said my old friend Gertrude Stein.Gertrude Stein
Unsurprisingly, Gertrude Stein was not a fan of the question mark. Are you beginning to suspect as I am that there was something wrong at home?Gertrude Stein
Gertrude Stein's prose song is a cold, black suet- pudding?of fabulously reptilian length.Jose Lezama Lima