Quotation by Gertrude Stein

... the French know that you must not succeed you must rise from the ashes and how could you rise from the ashes if there were no ashes, but the Germans never think of ashes and so when there are ashes there is no rising, not at all and every day and in every way this is clearer and clearer.
Gertrude Stein (1874–1946), U.S. author; relocated to France. Wars I Have Seen (1945).

Written in 1943.
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