Repeating is the whole of living and by repeating comes understanding,
and understanding is to some the most important part of living.
Gertrude Stein, The Making of Americans (1925)
Human time does not turn in a circle; it runs ahead in a straight line.
That is why man cannot be happy: happiness is the longing for repetition.
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1984)
Picasso’s response to the mass killings at Guernica is chronicled in the series of dated drawings and photographs of the work in progress, offering insights into the artistic process - the effort and evolution of finding form to convey ideas and emotions.
Gertrude Stein on Picasso
This one always had something being coming out of this one. This one was working. This one always had been working. This one was always having something that was coming out of this one that was a solid thing, a charming thing, a lovely thing, a perplexing thing, a disconcerting thing, a simple thing, a clear thing, a complicated thing, an interesting thing, a disturbing thing, a repellant thing, a very pretty thing. This one was one certainly being one having something coming out of him. This one was one whom some were following. This one was one who was working.
Gertrude Stein, Picasso (1912)
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