Quotes by John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck

American author

Alive from: 1902-1968

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    A book is like a man: clever and dull, brave and cowardly, beautiful and ugly. For every flowering thought there will be a page like a wet and mangy mongrel, and for every looping flight a tap on the wing and a reminder that wax cannot hold the feathers firm too near the sun.
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    A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.
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    Father and son are natural enemies and each is happier and more secure in keeping it that way.
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    Give a critic an inch, he'll write a play.
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    I hate cameras. They are so much more sure than I am about everything.
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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.
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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.
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    Lord, how the day passes! It is like a life, so quickly when we don't watch it, and so slowly if we do.
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    No man really knows about other human beings. The best he can do is to suppose that they are like himself.
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    No one wants advice, only corroboration.
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    Texas is not a state - it's a state of mind.
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    The discipline of the written word punishes both stupidity and dishonesty.
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    The new American finds his challenge and his love in the traffic-choked streets, skies nested in smog, choking with the acids of industry, the screech of rubber and houses leashed in against one another while the town lets wither a time and die.
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    The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.
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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.
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