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“Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.”

—Gertrude Stein.

Thought For Today

The artist's job

Gertrude Stein (Kathy Bates): “The artist’s job is not to succumb to despair but to find an antidote for the emptiness of existence”. Midnight in Paris (2011). 6 more words


January: New Year, New Beginnings: Quotation

​Let me listen to me and not to them.

– Gertrude Stein

Let us have faith in each other. Let us not grow weary and lose heart, for there are more seasons to come and there is more work to do.

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Dailies 1/27/18

Rachael Hegarty – The Purple Shamrock, Boston

The manager, a Galway curlew,
tells me to swot up
on the menu
and make sure to let… 100 more words

Why Do You Write?

In his memoir A Moveable Feast, Ernest Hemingway wrote about Gertrude Stein’s thirst for reader approval. “Writing every day made her happy,” he wrote, “but as I got to know her better I found that for her to keep happy it was necessary that this steady daily output, which varied with her energy, be published and that she receive recognition.” 370 more words

Life & Writing

Quantifying Modernism and the avant-garde

Introduction and Methodology

(Skip to results if you want to miss the boring parts, or look here for a more granular, in depth account, including the code itself. 2,120 more words