John Steinbeck Quotes

John Steinbeck Quotes.

The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem

The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.
John Steinbeck
In utter loneliness a writer tries to explain the inexplicable.
John Steinbeck
It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.
John Steinbeck
Syntax, my lad. It has been restored to the highest place in the republic.
John Steinbeck
Where does discontent start? You are warm enough, but you shiver. You are fed, yet hunger gnaws you. You have been loved, but your yearning wanders in new fields. And to prod all these there’s time, the Bastard Time.
John Steinbeck
It’s a hard thing to leave any deeply routine life, even if you hate it.
John Steinbeck
If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck

If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck.
John Steinbeck
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 disappeared from the face of the earth.
John Steinbeck
To be alive at all is to have scars.
John Steinbeck
Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.
John Steinbeck
Man, unlike anything organic or inorganic in the universe, grows beyond his work, walks up the stairs of his concepts, emerges ahead of his accomplishments.
John Steinbeck
I am impelled, not to squeak like a grateful and apologetic mouse, but to roar like a lion out of pride in my profession.
John Steinbeck
Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts... perhaps the fe

Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts… perhaps the fear of a loss of power.
John Steinbeck
In the souls of the people the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy, growing heavy for the vintage.
John Steinbeck