Quotation by Gertrude Stein

In France one must adapt oneself to the fragrance of a urinal.
Gertrude Stein (1874–1946), U.S. author. Quoted in Frederic Prokosch, Voices: A Memoir, "Style," (1983).

said to author and poet Frederic Prokosch. Prokosch had paid a visit to Stein in Paris, asking her opinion of the city. "Alice [B. Toklas] deplores the public urinals," Stein explained. "I keep explaining to Alice that the Parisians are all wine-drinkers and for a gentleman the bladder is more restless than for a lady."
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