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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Gertrude Stein (1874–1946)
QUOTATION: What was the use of my having come from Oakland it was not natural to have come from there yes write about it if I like or anything if I like but not there, there is no there there.
ATTRIBUTION: GERTRUDE STEIN, Everybody’s Autobiography, p. 289 (1937, reprinted 1971).
SUBJECTS: California