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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:989
AUTHOR:Gertrude Stein (1874–1946)
QUOTATION:“What is the answer?” she asked, and when no answer came she laughed and said: “Then, what is the question?”
ATTRIBUTION:GERTRUDE STEIN, last words, according to Elizabeth Sprigge, Gertrude Stein, Her Life and Work, p. 265 (1957).

  “What is the answer?… In that case … what is the question?” is the version in What Is Remembered (1963) by Alice B. Toklas, p. 173, though these are not specifically labeled Stein’s last words.
SUBJECTS:Last words
WORKS:Gertrude Stein Collection
 
 
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