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March 2, 2017

When you get there, there is no there, there

Filed under: California, Trump, Uncategorized — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 9:11 am

In recent news stories on TV, I have heard a lot of people saying “there’s no there, there.”

How many people know where and how this expression originated? This expression is a quote from Gertrude Stein who wrote this about her home town, Oakland, California.

According to Wikipedia: Over the years, two quotes from Gertrude’s works have become widely known: “Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose” and “there is no there there”, with the latter often taken to be a reference to her childhood home of Oakland, California.

Around 30 years ago, I quoted Gertrude Stein’s famous line “there’s no there, there” during a conversation with my grandson. He said, “Who’s Gertrude Stein.” Today’s young people don’t know who Gertrude Stein was. IOW, there is no there, there.

1 Comment »

  1. Another Gertrude Stein quote:

    “I say that Hitler ought to have the Nobel peace prize, because he is removing all the elements of contest and of struggle from Germany. By driving out the Jews and the democratic and Left element, he is driving out everything that conduces to activity. That means peace … By suppressing Jews … he was ending struggle in Germany”

    (New York Times Magazine, May 6, 1934).

    Comment by Sockpuppet2012 — March 2, 2017 @ 6:22 pm


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