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Quotation by Gertrude Stein
I like a thing simple but it must be simple through complication. Everything must come into your scheme, otherwise you cannot achieve real simplicity.
Gertrude Stein (1874–1946), U.S. author and patron of the arts; relocated to France. As quoted in What Are Masterpieces, Afterword, by Robert Haas (1970).
Said in a January 1946 interview with Haas.
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