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John Steinbeck Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Time is the only critic without ambition.
- John Steinbeck

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

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

No one wants advice - only corroboration.
- 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

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

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

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

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

A sad soul can kill quicker than a germ.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

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

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)


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