Quotation by Gertrude Stein

It is very natural that every one who makes anything inside themselves that is makes it entirely out of what is in them does naturally have to have two civilizations. They have to have the civilization that makes them and the civilization that has nothing to do with them.
Gertrude Stein (1874–1946), U.S. author and patron of the arts; relocated to France. An American and France (1936).

Born, raised, and educated in America, Stein settled in Paris, where she built her reputation as an innovative writer and patron of young artists and avant-garde art.
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