Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 31

For the beginning of a busy week:
“It takes a lot of time to be a genius, you have to sit around so much doing nothing, really doing nothing.”
“The world is covered all over with people but geniuses are very few. Interesting if true and it is true.”
“And so what is it that makes you a genius. Well yes what is it.”
Here is the author who said, “work is something I cannot do,” busy in her tomato patch of her house in the country that was a country house. It’s a good reminder to look for the humor and self-irony in Stein’s writing, to read her with awe, if you like, and with a big grain of salt.

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