Quotation by Gertrude Stein

There is no passion more dominant and instinctive in the human spirit than the need of the country to which one belongs.... The time comes when nothing in the world is so important as a breath of one's own particular climate. If it were one's last penny it would be used for that return passage.
Gertrude Stein (1874–1946), U.S. author. (Written 1903), originally published as Things As They Are (1950). "Q.E.D.," bk. 3, Fernhurst, Q.E.D., and Other Early Writings, Liveright (1971).
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