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John Steinbeck

Read through the most famous quotes from John Steinbeck

There are as many worlds as there are kinds of days, and as an opal changes its colors and its fire to match the nature of a day, so do I.

— John Steinbeck

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Men do change, and change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains at dawn, and it comes like the stealthy perfume of wildflowers hidden in the grass.

— John Steinbeck

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I’m in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection. But with Montana it is love. And it’s difficult to analyze love when you’re in it.

— John Steinbeck


Death was a friend, and sleep was Death's brother.

— John Steinbeck

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Muscles aching to work, minds aching to create - this is man.

— John Steinbeck

#inspirational #life #inspirational

Somewhere in the world there is a defeat for everyone. Some are destroyed by defeat, and some made small and mean by victory. Greatness lives in one who triumphs equally over defeat and victory.

— John Steinbeck

#greatnesstness #heroic #triumph #victory #equality

Like most modern people, I don't believe in prophecy or magic and then spend half my time practicing it.

— John Steinbeck


I find out of long experience that I admire all nations and hate all governments

— John Steinbeck

#government #experience

In poverty she is envious. In riches she may be a snob. Money does not change the sickness, only the symptoms

— John Steinbeck


He had an idea that even when beaten he could steal a little victory by laughing at defeat.

— John Steinbeck

#inspirational #laughter #inspirational

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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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