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John Steinbeck Quote: “There was the hills, an’ there was me, an’ we wasn’t separate no more. We was one thing. An’ that one thing was holy.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “Books ain’t no good. A guy needs somebody – to be near him.” He whined, “A guy goes nuts if he ain’t got nobody. Don’t make no difference who the guy is, long’s he’s with you. I tell ya,” he cried, “I tell ya a guy gets too lonely an’ he gets sick.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “You’re buying years of work, toil in the sun; you’re buying a sorrow that can’t talk.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “I don’t know what directed his steps toward the Salinas Valley. It was an unlikely place for a man from a green country to come to, but he came about thirty years before the turn of the century and brought with him his tiny Irish wife, a tight hard little woman humorless as a chicken. She had a dour Presbyterian mind and a code of morals that pinned down and beat the brains out of nearly everything that was pleasant to do.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “Doc tips his hat to dogs as he drives by and the dogs look up and smile at him.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “And Tom brought him chicken soup until he wanted to kill him. The lore has not died out of the world, and you will still find people who believe that soup will cure any hurt or illness and is no bad thing to have for the funeral either.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “A plan is a real thing, and things projected are experienced. A plan once made and visualized becomes reality along with other realities – never to be destroyed but easily to be attacked.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for instance.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “When a man says he does not want to speak of something he usually means he can think of nothing else.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “Now farming became industry, and the owners followed Rome, although they did not know it. They imported slaves, although they did not call them slaves: Chinese, Japanese, Mexicans, Filipinos. They live on rice and beans, the business men said. They don’t need much.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “And the people listened, and their faces were quiet with listening. The story tellers, gathering attention into their tales, spoke in great rhythms, spoke in great words because the tales were great, and the listeners became great through them.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “He was born in Bercy on the outskirts of Paris and trained in France, and while he knows a little Poodle-English, he responds quickly only to commands in French. Otherwise he has to translate, and that slows him down.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “Lord, how the day passes! It’s like a life – so quickly when we don’t watch it and so slowly when we do.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “The study of history, while it does not endow with prophecy, may indicate lines of probability.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “Only God sees the sparrow fall, but even God doesn’t do anything about it.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “He never forgot anything but he never bothered to arrange his memories. -Hazel, Cannery Row.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “The people don’t like to be conquered, sir, and so they will not be. Free men cannot start a war, but once it is started, they can fight on in defeat. Herd men, followers of a leader, cannot do that, and so it is always the herd men who win battles and the free men who win wars. You will find that is so, sir.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “The Mexican War was a training ground for generals, so that when the sad self-murders settled on us, the leaders knew the techniques for making it properly horrible.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “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 Quote: “It isn’t like the rest of the country – it is like a nation itself – more tolerant than the rest in a curious way. Littleness gets swallowed up here. All the viciousness that makes other cities vicious is sucked up and absorbed in New York.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “I hope you know what you’re doing when you issue me a license to talk. I’ve heard two ways of looking at it. One says the silent man is the wise man and the other that a man without words is a man without thought. Naturally I favor the second.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “She had a dour Presbyterian mind and a code of morals that pinned down and beat the brains out of nearly everything that was pleasant to do.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “And I here make a rule-a great and lasting story is about everyone or it will not last. The strange and foreign is not interesting-only the deeply personal and familiar.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “Ah, the prayers of the millions, how they must fight and destroy each other on their way to the throne of God.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “I don’t very much believe in blood,” said Samuel. “I think when a man finds good or bad in his children he is seeing only what he planted in them after they cleared the womb.” “You can’t make a race horse of a pig.” “No,” said Samuel, “but you can make a very fast pig.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “To hell with that rotten century! Let’s get it over and the door closed shut on it! Let’s close it like a book and go on reading! New chapter, new life. A man will have clean hands once we get the lid slammed shut on that stinking century. It’s a fair thing ahead. There’s no rot on this clean new hundred years. It’s not stacked, and any bastard who deals seconds from this new deck of years – why, we’ll crucify him head down over a privy.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “But to find where you are going, you must know where you are, and I didn’t.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “Love and fighting, and a little wine. Then you are always young, always happy.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “There is no lostness like that which comes to a man when a perfect and certain pattern has dissolved about him.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “I know people who are so immersed in road maps that they never see the countryside they pass through, and others who, having traced a route, are held to it as though held by flanged wheels to rails.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “Up ahead they’s a thousan’ lives we might live, but when it comes, it’ll on’y be one. If I go ahead on all of ’em, it’s too much.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “No one could call him a liar. And this was mainly because the lie was in his head, and any truth coming from his mouth carried the color of the lie.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “And of course they were descended from the ancient kings of Ireland, as every Irishman is.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “When I was a child growing up in Salinas we called San Francisco “the City”. Of course it was the only city we knew, but I still think of it as the City, and so does everyone else who has ever associated with it. A strange and exclusive work is “city”. Besides San Francisco, only small sections of London and Rome stay in the mind as the City. New Yorkers say they are going to town. Paris has no title but Paris. Mexico City is the Capital. p197.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “A fallow field is a sin.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “The bank – the monster has to have profits all the time. It can’t wait. It’ll die. No, taxes go on. When the monster stops growing, it dies. It can’t stay one size.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “Misfortune is a fact of nature acceptable to women, especially when it falls on other women.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “On all levels American society is rigged. I am troubled by the cynical immorality of my country. It cannot survive on this basis.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “It takes great courage to back truth unacceptable to our times.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “Change was everywhere. People were gone, or changed, and that was almost like being gone.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “Don’t ever ask directions of a Maine native,” I was told. “Why ever not?” “Somehow we think it is funny to misdirect people and we don’t smile when we do it, but we laugh inwardly. It is our nature.” I wonder if that is true. I could never test it, because through my own efforts I am lost most of the time without any help from anyone.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “Some men ease themselves like setting hens into the nest of death.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “Men really do need sea-monsters in their personal oceans.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “This was an evil beyond thinking. The killing of a man was not so evil as the killing of a boat. For a boat does not have sons, and a boat cannot protect itself, and a wounded boat does not heal.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “People like you to be something, preferably what they are.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “To a monster the norm must seem monstrous, since everyone is normal to himself.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “For it is my opinion that we enclose and celebrate the freaks of our nation and our civilization. Yellowstone National Park is no more representative of America than is Disneyland.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “He drank too much when he could get it, ate too much when it was there, talked too much all the time.”
John Steinbeck Quote: “These too are of a burning color – not orange, not gold, but if pure gold were liquid and could raise a cream, that golden cream might be like the color of the poppies.”
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