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John Steinbeck (1902 - 1968)
US novelist [more author details]
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I hate cameras. They are so much more sure than I am about everything.
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John Steinbeck
Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.
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John Steinbeck
Man is the only kind of varmint who sets his own trap, baits it, then steps on it.
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John Steinbeck
No one wants advice, only collaboration.
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John Steinbeck
No-one wants advice only corroboration.
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John Steinbeck
All war is a symptom of man's failure as a thinking animal.
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John Steinbeck, "Once There Was A War" 1943
It doesn't matter that Cathy was what I have called a monster. Perhaps we can't understand Cathy, but on the other hand we are capable of many things in all directions, of great virtues and great sins. And who in his mind has not probed the black water?
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John Steinbeck, East of Eden
It would be absurd if we did not understand both angels and devils, since we invented them.
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John Steinbeck, East of Eden, Chapter 13, Part II
In the hearts and minds of the people, the grapes of wrath were growing heavy for the vintage.
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John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath
I know this--a man got to do what he got to do.
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John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath (1939)
Man, unlike any other thing organic or inorganic in the universe, grows beyond his work, walks up the stairs of his concepts, emerges ahead of his accomplishments.
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John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath (1939)

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