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I have never smuggled anything in my life.
by John Steinbeck

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

You can't go home again because home has ceased to exist
except in the mothballs of memory.
- John Steinbeck (Travels With Charley)

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

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

 

Man, unlike anything organic or inorganic in the universe,
grows beyond his work, walks up the stairs of his concepts,
emerges ahead of his accomplishments.
- John Steinbeck

Four hoarse blasts of a ship's whistle still raise
the hair on my neck and set my feet to tapping.
- John Steinbeck

I've lived in good climate, and it bores the hell out of me.
I like weather rather than climate.
- John Steinbeck

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I hold that a writer who does not passionately believe
in the perfectibility of man has no dedication nor
any membership in literature.
- John Steinbeck

One can find so many pains when the rain is falling.
- John Steinbeck

No man really knows about other human beings.
The best he can do is to suppose that they are like himself.
- John Steinbeck

The impulse of the American woman to geld her husband
and castrate her sons is very strong.
- John Steinbeck

I hate cameras.
They are so much more sure than I am about everything.
- John Steinbeck

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

Sectional football games have the glory and the despair of war,
and when a Texas team takes the field against a foreign state,
it is an army with banners.
- John Steinbeck

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

Writers are a little below clowns and a little above trained seals.
- John Steinbeck

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

We spend our time searching for security and hate it when we get it.
- John Steinbeck

In utter loneliness a writer tries to explain the inexplicable.
- John Steinbeck

A sad soul can kill quicker than a germ.
- John Steinbeck

The discipline of the written word punishes both stupidity and dishonesty.
- John Steinbeck

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

Many a trip continues long after movement in time and space have ceased.
- John Steinbeck

It seems to me that if you or I must choose between
two courses of thought or action,
we should remember our dying and try so to live that
our death brings no pleasure on the world.
- John Steinbeck

I have owed you this letter for a very long time-but
my fingers have avoided the pencil as though it were
an old and poisoned tool.
- John Steinbeck

Ideas are like rabbits.
You get a couple and learn how to handle them,
and pretty soon you have a dozen.
- John Steinbeck

Time is the only critic without ambition.
- John Steinbeck

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

No one wants advice - only corroboration.
- John Steinbeck

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

Man is the only kind of varmint sets his own trap,
baits it, then steps in it.
- John Steinbeck

It is true that we are weak and sick and ugly and quarrelsome
but if that is all we ever were,
we would millenniums ago have disappeared from the face of the earth.
- John Steinbeck

Syntax, my lad.
It has been restored to the highest place in the republic.
- John Steinbeck

In the souls of the people the grapes of wrath are
filling and growing heavy,
growing heavy for the vintage.
- John Steinbeck

I am impelled, not to squeak like a grateful and apologetic mouse,
but to roar like a lion out of pride in my profession.
- John Steinbeck

The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid,
stable business.
- John Steinbeck

Give a critic an inch, he'll write a play.
- John Steinbeck

Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise,
I say ignore the bastard.
- John Steinbeck

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

These words dropped into my childish mind as if you
should accidentally drop a ring into a deep well.
I did not think of them much at the time,
but there came a day in my life when the ring was fished up out of the well,
good as new.
- John Steinbeck

I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great
artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists.
Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since
the medium is the human mind and spirit.
- John Steinbeck

So in our pride we ordered for breakfast an omelet,
toast and coffee and what has just arrived is a tomato salad with onions,
a dish of pickles, a big slice of watermelon and two bottles of cream soda.
- John Steinbeck

A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike.
And all plans, safeguards, policing,
and coercion are fruitless.
We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip;
a trip takes us.
- John Steinbeck

It has always seemed strange to me...
the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity,
openness, honesty, understanding and feeling,
are the concomitants of failure in our system.
And those traits we detest, sharpness,
greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest,
are the traits of success.
And while men admire the quality of the first they
love the produce of the second.
- John Steinbeck

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's never too late -
never too late to start over,
never too late to be happy.
- Jane Fonda

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

We know nothing at all.
All our knowledge is but the knowledge of schoolchildren.
The real nature of things we shall never know.
- Albert Einstein


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