John Steinbeck

1902 - 1968

A Quote by John Ernst Steinbeck on anger and hunger

Must hunger become anger and anger fury before anything will be done?

John Steinbeck (1902 - 1968)

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A Quote by John Ernst Steinbeck on needs, people, and responsibility

People need responsibility. They resist assuming it, but they cannot get along without it.

John Steinbeck (1902 - 1968)

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A Quote by John Ernst Steinbeck on day and life

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Lord, how the day passes! It's like a life - so quickly when we don't watch it, and so slowly if we do.

John Steinbeck (1902 - 1968)

Source: East of Eden

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A Quote by John Ernst Steinbeck on writers

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

John Steinbeck (1902 - 1968)

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A Quote by John Ernst Steinbeck on enemies, fatherhood, security, and sons

Father and son are natural enemies and each is happier and more secure in keeping it that way.

John Steinbeck (1902 - 1968)

Source: quoted in To Be a Father

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A Quote by John Ernst Steinbeck on corruption, fear, and power

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

John Steinbeck (1902 - 1968)

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A Quote by John Ernst Steinbeck on ideas and learning

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

John Steinbeck (1902 - 1968)

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A Quote by John Ernst Steinbeck on boredom, climate, good, hell, life, and weather

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

John Steinbeck (1902 - 1968)

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A Quote by John Ernst Steinbeck on contempt and dogs

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 (1902 - 1968)

Source: quoted in Cold Noses and Warm Hearts

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A Quote by John Ernst Steinbeck on day and dogs

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In the streets of New York between seven and nine in the morning you will see the slow procession of dog and downer proceeding from street to tree to hydrant to trash basket. They are apartment dogs. They are taken out twice a day, and, while it is a cliché, it is truly amazing how owner and dog resemble each other. They grow to walk alike and have the same set of head.

John Steinbeck (1902 - 1968)

Source: quoted in Cold Noses and Warm Hearts

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