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Quotation by Gertrude Stein
The essence of being a genius is to be able to talk and listen to listen while talking and talk while listening but and this is very important very important indeed talking has nothing to do with creation.
Gertrude Stein (1874–1946), U.S. author. "What Are Masterpieces and Why Are There So Few of Them," What Are Masterpieces, Conference Press (1940).
First given as a lecture at Cambridge, England, 1936.
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