John Steinbeck Quotes

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"I believe that love cannot be bought except with love" John Steinbeck
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Love    Quote of the Day   

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"If you're in trouble, or hurt or need -- go to the poor people. They're the only ones that'll help -- the only ones." John Steinbeck
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"The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business." John Steinbeck
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American Author    Books And Reading   

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"It has always been my private conviction that any man who puts his intelligence up against a fish and loses had it coming." John Steinbeck
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American Author    Conviction   

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"A dying people tolerates the present, rejects the future, and finds its satisfactions in past greatness and half remembered glory" John Steinbeck
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"Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen." John Steinbeck
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"We are lonesome animals. We spend all our life trying to be less lonesome. One of our ancient methods is to tell a story begging the listener to say -- and to feel -- ''Yes, that's the way it is, or at least that's the way I feel it. You're not as alone as you thought.''" John Steinbeck
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"I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts." John Steinbeck
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"As happens sometimes, a moment settled and hovered and remained for much more than a moment. And sound stopped and movement stopped for much, much more than a moment." John Steinbeck
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"Man is the only kind of varmint sets his own trap, baits it, then steps in it." John Steinbeck
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"The impulse of the American woman to geld her husband and castrate her sons is very strong." John Steinbeck
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"Many a trip continues long after movement in time and space have ceased." John Steinbeck
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"I have never smuggled anything in my life. Why, then, do I feel an uneasy sense of guilt on approaching a customs barrier?" John Steinbeck
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American Author    Guilt   

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"One can find so many pains when the rain is falling." John Steinbeck
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American Author    Pain   

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"It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it." John Steinbeck
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"This I believe: That the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual." John Steinbeck
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"Where does discontent start? You are warm enough, but you shiver. You are fed, yet hunger gnaws you. You have been loved, but your yearning wanders in new fields. And to prod all these there's time, the Bastard Time." John Steinbeck
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"This monster of a land, this mightiest of nations, this spawn of the future, turns out to be the macrocosm of microcosm me." John Steinbeck
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America    Future   

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"We spend our time searching for security and hate it when we get it." John Steinbeck
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"I hate cameras. They are so much more sure than I am about everything." John Steinbeck
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"The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world. And he must hold to this illusion even when he knows it is not true." John Steinbeck
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