Gertrude Stein was a novelist, playwright, a collector of art and poet from America, who lived in Paris for most of her life and is regarded as an integral member of the avant-garde literary movement in the city in first decades of the 20th century. She was born in a wealthy family and after graduating from the prestigious Radcliffe College, she attended the John Hopkins School of Medicine. However, she dropped out and instead moved to Paris in 1903 in order to pursue a career in literature. One of her first works, ‘Q.E.D’ was an autobiographical book on the love between two women. Her other notable works include ‘Three Lives’, ‘Tender Buttons’, ‘The Making of Americans’, ‘Fernhurst’ and ‘Word Portraits’ among others. Stein was a leading intellectual in Paris and was instrumental in bringing together some of the leading lights of the era in her salon. Some of the individuals who visited her salon include Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Ezra Pound and Ernest Hemmingway among others. Her book ‘Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas’ was an account of her time in the city. Stein was without doubt a person who was far ahead of her time. Here are some of her most well-known quotes.