Quotation by Gertrude Stein

... there is no point in being realistic about here and now, no use at all not any, and so it is not the nineteenth but the twentieth century, there is no realism now, life is not real it is not earnest, it is strange which is an entirely different matter.
Gertrude Stein (1874–1946), U.S. author; relocated to France. Wars I Have Seen (1945).

Written in 1943.
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