No man really knows about other human beings. The best he can do is to suppose that they are like himself.
John Steinbeck (1902 - 1968)
Source: The Winter of Our Discontent
Contributed by: Zaady
Okie use'ta mean you was from Oklahoma. Now it means you're scum. Don't mean nothing itself, it's the way they say it.
Source: The Grapes of Wrath, 1939, ch. 18
Must hunger become anger and anger fury before anything will be done?
People need responsibility. They resist assuming it, but they cannot get along without it.
Father and son are natural enemies and each is happier and more secure in keeping it that way.
Source: quoted in To Be a Father
Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts . . . perhaps the fear of a loss of power.
Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.
A fallow field is a sin.
I've lived in good climate, and it bores the hell out of me. I like weather rather than climate.
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.
Source: quoted in Cold Noses and Warm Hearts
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