John Steinbeck

1902 - 1968

A Quote by John Ernst Steinbeck on belief, fishing, love, and motherhood

All Americans believe that they are born fishermen. For a man to admit a distaste for fishing would be like denouncing mother-love or hating moonlight.

John Steinbeck (1902 - 1968)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by John Ernst Steinbeck

A fallow field is a sin.

John Steinbeck (1902 - 1968)

Contributed by: Zaady

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)

Contributed by: Zaady

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

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by John Ernst Steinbeck on day and dogs

in

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

Contributed by: Zaady

Syndicate content