John Steinbeck quotes

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There used to be a thing or a commodity we put great store by. It was called the People. Find out where the People have gone. I do ...
We are lonesome animals. We spend all our life trying to be less lonesome. One of our ancient methods is to tell a story begging t ...
The discipline of the written word punishes both stupidity and dishonesty.
Give a critic an inch, he'll write a play.
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 disap ...
A book is like a man--clever and dull, brave and cowardly, beautiful and ugly. For every flowering thought there will be a page li ...
Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard.
Man, unlike anything organic or inorganic in the universe, grows beyond his work, walks up the stairs of his concepts, emerges ahe ...
The techniques of opening conversation are universal. I knew long ago and rediscovered that the best way to attract attention, hel ...
A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.
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