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John Steinbeck

Read through the most famous quotes from John Steinbeck

Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts... perhaps the fear of a loss of power.

— John Steinbeck

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And it never failed that during the dry years the people forgot about the rich years, and during the wet years they lost all memory of the dry years. It was always that way.

— John Steinbeck

#human-nature #life

Perhaps it takes courage to raise children..

— John Steinbeck

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No one who is young is ever going to be old.

— John Steinbeck


It’s a hard thing to leave any deeply routine life, even if you hate it.

— John Steinbeck


We value virtue but do not discuss it. The honest bookkeeper, the faithful wife, the earnest scholar get little of our attention compared to the embezzler, the tramp, the cheat.

— John Steinbeck

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A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.

— John Steinbeck

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Don't you love Jesus?' Well, I thought an' I thought an' finally I says, 'No, I don't know nobody name' Jesus. I know a bunch of stories, but I only love people.

— John Steinbeck


Guy don't need no sense to be a nice fella. Seems to me sometimes it jus' works the other way around. Take a real smart guy and he ain't hardly ever a nice fella.

— John Steinbeck


His ear heard more than what was said to him, and his slow speech had overtones not of thought, but of understanding beyond thought.

— John Steinbeck


About John Steinbeck

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The book is very different in tone from Steinbeck's amoral and ecological stance in earlier works like Tortilla Flat and Cannery Row. The story is about two traveling ranch workers George and Lennie trying to work up enough money to buy their own farm/ranch. Soon after he began work on East of Eden (1952) which he considered his best work.

John Ernst Steinbeck Jr. (February 27 1902 – December 20 1968) was an American writer. As the author of twenty-seven books including sixteen novels six non-fiction books and five collections of short stories Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962.

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