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Top 100 wise famous quotes and sayings by John Steinbeck

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John Steinbeck quotes: Henry liked fun and avoided when he could any solemn or serious matter, for he confused these with sorrow. Henry liked fun and avoided when he could any solemn or serious matter, for he confused these with sorrow.
John Steinbeck quotes: Pre-Cambrian Memory. Pre-Cambrian Memory.
John Steinbeck quotes: And when a man's feelings are hurt he wants to strike at something, and Abel was in the way of his anger. And when a man's feelings are hurt he wants to strike at something, and Abel was in the way of his anger.
John Steinbeck quotes: The law was designed to save, not to destroy. The law was designed to save, not to destroy.
John Steinbeck quotes: He wanted to say something beautiful, I think. He wanted to say something beautiful, I think.
John Steinbeck quotes: Show me the man who isn't interested in discussing himself. Show me the man who isn't interested in discussing himself.
John Steinbeck quotes: Every little boy thinks he invented sin. Every little boy thinks he invented sin.
John Steinbeck quotes: It ain't kin we? It's will we? It ain't kin we? It's will we?
John Steinbeck quotes: Change was everywhere. People were gone, or changed, and that was almost like being gone. Change was everywhere. People were gone, or changed, and that was almost like being gone.
John Steinbeck quotes: black gloom settled over the Palace Flophouse. black gloom settled over the Palace Flophouse.
John Steinbeck quotes: They knew it would take a long time for the dust to settle out of the air. They knew it would take a long time for the dust to settle out of the air.
John Steinbeck quotes: The gilded chairs covered with their worn tapestry were set about stiffly like too many servants with nothing to do. The gilded chairs covered with their worn tapestry were set about stiffly like too many servants with nothing to do.
John Steinbeck quotes: It's a hard thing to leave any deeply routine life, even if you hate it. It's a hard thing to leave any deeply routine life, even if you hate it.
John Steinbeck quotes: ...people don't take trips - trips take people. ...people don't take trips - trips take people.
John Steinbeck quotes: I ain't gonna try to teach 'em nothin'. I'm gonna try to learn. I ain't gonna try to teach 'em nothin'. I'm gonna try to learn.
John Steinbeck quotes: My imagination will get me a passport to hell one day. My imagination will get me a passport to hell one day.
John Steinbeck quotes: He smiled at her as a man might smile at a memory. He smiled at her as a man might smile at a memory.
John Steinbeck quotes: I had to be self-contained, a kind of casual turtle carrying his house on his back. I had to be self-contained, a kind of casual turtle carrying his house on his back.
John Steinbeck quotes: A question is a trap and an answer is your foot in it. A question is a trap and an answer is your foot in it.
John Steinbeck quotes: A light in the daytime is a lonely thing. A light in the daytime is a lonely thing.
John Steinbeck quotes: When angered she had a terrible eye which could blanch the skin off a bad child as easily as if he were a boiled almond. When angered she had a terrible eye which could blanch the skin off a bad child as easily as if he were a boiled almond.
John Steinbeck quotes: Laughter comes later, like wisdom teeth, and laughter at yourself comes last of all in a mad race with death, and sometimes it isn't in time." Her Laughter comes later, like wisdom teeth, and laughter at yourself comes last of all in a mad race with death, and sometimes it isn't in time." Her
John Steinbeck quotes: You was always too busy pullen' little girls' pigtails when I give you the Holy Sperit. You was always too busy pullen' little girls' pigtails when I give you the Holy Sperit.
John Steinbeck quotes: I guess this personal hide-and-seek is not unusual. And some people are 'it' all their lives - hopelessly 'it. I guess this personal hide-and-seek is not unusual. And some people are 'it' all their lives - hopelessly 'it.
John Steinbeck quotes: She liked the idea so well that she felt there must be something bordering on sin involved in it. She liked the idea so well that she felt there must be something bordering on sin involved in it.
John Steinbeck quotes: A man is a very important thing-maybe more important than a star. A man is a very important thing-maybe more important than a star.
John Steinbeck quotes: Abandon the idea that you are ever going to finish. Abandon the idea that you are ever going to finish.
John Steinbeck quotes: I don't want advice.' 'Nobody does. It's a giver's present. I don't want advice.' 'Nobody does. It's a giver's present.
John Steinbeck quotes: There was a wall against learning. A man wanted his children to read, to figure, and that was enough. More might make them dissatisfied and flighty. There was a wall against learning. A man wanted his children to read, to figure, and that was enough. More might make them dissatisfied and flighty.
John Steinbeck quotes: And in his dream, Coyotito was reading from a book as large as a house, with letters as big as dogs, and the words galloped and played on the book. And in his dream, Coyotito was reading from a book as large as a house, with letters as big as dogs, and the words galloped and played on the book.
John Steinbeck quotes: That man who is more then his elements knows the land that is more than its analysis. That man who is more then his elements knows the land that is more than its analysis.
John Steinbeck quotes: His father knew every place in the boy where a word would fester. His father knew every place in the boy where a word would fester.
John Steinbeck quotes: I hope we may not be overwhelmed one day by peoples not too proud or too lazy or too soft to bend to the earth and pick up the things I hope we may not be overwhelmed one day by peoples not too proud or too lazy or too soft to bend to the earth and pick up the things we eat. These
John Steinbeck quotes: No matter how good a man is, there's always some horse can pitch him. No matter how good a man is, there's always some horse can pitch him.
John Steinbeck quotes: Again it might have been the American tendency in travel. One goes, not so much to see but to tell afterward. Again it might have been the American tendency in travel. One goes, not so much to see but to tell afterward.
John Steinbeck quotes: The camera need not be a cold mechanical device. Like the pen, it is as good as the man who uses it. It can be the extension of mind and The camera need not be a cold mechanical device. Like the pen, it is as good as the man who uses it. It can be the extension of mind and heart ...
John Steinbeck quotes: Life could not change the sun or water the desert, so it changed itself. Life could not change the sun or water the desert, so it changed itself.
John Steinbeck quotes: I know it might be better for you to come out from under your might-have-beens, into the winds of the world. I know it might be better for you to come out from under your might-have-beens, into the winds of the world.
John Steinbeck quotes: Anything that just costs money is cheap. Anything that just costs money is cheap.
John Steinbeck quotes: the dirty romans are forming up for calvery. the dirty romans are forming up for calvery.
John Steinbeck quotes: I dislike helplessness in other people and in myself, and this is by far my greatest fear of illness. I dislike helplessness in other people and in myself, and this is by far my greatest fear of illness.
John Steinbeck quotes: [He] fell right into the oldest conviction in the world that the girl you are in love with can't possibly be anything but true and honest. [He] fell right into the oldest conviction in the world
that the girl you are in love with can't possibly be anything but true and honest.
John Steinbeck quotes: Are cats strange animals or do they so resemble us that we find them curious as we do monkeys? Are cats strange animals or do they so resemble us that we find them curious as we do monkeys?
John Steinbeck quotes: The candle aimed its spark of light at heaven, like an artist who consumes himself to become divine. The candle aimed its spark of light at heaven, like an artist who consumes himself to become divine.
John Steinbeck quotes: And finally comes culture, which is entertainment, relaxation, transport out of the pain of living. And finally comes culture, which is entertainment, relaxation, transport out of the pain of living.
John Steinbeck quotes: Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn't quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone. Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn't quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.
John Steinbeck quotes: Timshel - thou mayest Timshel - thou mayest
John Steinbeck quotes: turning its periscope head from side to side. Suddenly turning its periscope head from side to side. Suddenly
John Steinbeck quotes: You stay out here a little while, an' if you smell any roses, you come let me smell, too. You stay out here a little while, an' if you smell any roses, you come let me smell, too.
John Steinbeck quotes: I believe a strong woman may be stronger than a man, particularly if she happens to have love in her heart. I guess a loving woman is indestructible. I believe a strong woman may be stronger than a man, particularly if she happens to have love in her heart. I guess a loving woman is indestructible.
John Steinbeck quotes: Ah, the prayers of the millions, how they must fight and destroy each other on their way to the throne of God. Ah, the prayers of the millions, how they must fight and destroy each other on their way to the throne of God.
John Steinbeck quotes: Woman can change better'n man," Ma said soothingly. "Woman got all her life in her arms. Man got it all in his head. Woman can change better'n man," Ma said soothingly. "Woman got all her life in her arms. Man got it all in his head.
John Steinbeck quotes: It don't cost money to ask. It don't cost money to ask.
John Steinbeck quotes: People don't want advice ... only corroboration. People don't want advice ... only corroboration.
John Steinbeck quotes: It sometimes happens that what you feel is not returned for one reason or another-but that does not make your feeling less valuable and good. It sometimes happens that what you feel is not returned for one reason or another-but that does not make your feeling less valuable and good.
John Steinbeck quotes: If we could learn to like ourselves, even a little, maybe our cruelties and angers might melt away. If we could learn to like ourselves, even a little, maybe our cruelties and angers might melt away.
John Steinbeck quotes: The break would never come as long as fear could turn to wrath. The break would never come as long as fear could turn to wrath.
John Steinbeck quotes: I have written a great many stories and I still don't know how to go about it except to write it and take my chances. I have written a great many stories and I still don't know how to go about it except to write it and take my chances.
John Steinbeck quotes: I don't know. It's like getting up in the morning. I don't want to get up but I don't want to stay in bed either. I don't know. It's like getting up in the morning. I don't want to get up but I don't want to stay in bed either.
John Steinbeck quotes: Lennie begged, "Le's do it now. Le's get that place now." "Sure right now. I gotta. We gotta. Lennie begged, "Le's do it now. Le's get that place now." "Sure right now. I gotta. We gotta.