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13 Famous Quotes by John Steinbeck
2/27/1902 - 12/20/1968
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john steinbeck     John Ernst Steinbeck     Steinbeck, John
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About John Steinbeck

As happens sometimes, a moment settled and hovered and remained for much more than a moment. And sound stopped and movement stopped for much, much more than a moment.

Moments Quotes, by John Steinbeck

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No one wants advice -- only corroboration.

Advice Quotes, by John Steinbeck

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

Clowns Quotes, by John Steinbeck

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I hold that a writer who does not passionately believe in the perfectibility of man has no dedication nor any membership in literature.

Dedication Quotes, by John Steinbeck

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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.

Dogs Quotes, by John Steinbeck

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A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.

Travel Quotes, by John Steinbeck

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

Inspirational Quotes, by John Steinbeck

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This I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual.

Politics / government Quotes, by John Steinbeck

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No one wants advice -- only corroboration. - The Winter of Our Discontent.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by John Steinbeck

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Men do change, and change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains at dawn, and it comes like the stealthy perfume of wildflowers hidden in the grass. -John Steinbeck.

Change Quotes, by John Steinbeck

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A sad soul can kill you quicker than a germ. -John Steinbeck.

Health Quotes, by John Steinbeck

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Our species is the only creative species, and it has only one creative instrument, the individual mind and spirit of a man. Nothing was ever created by two men. There are no good collaborations, whether in music, in art, in poetry, in mathematics, in philosophy. Once the miracle of creation has taken place, the group can build and extend it, but the group never invents anything. The preciousness lies in the lonely mind of a man.

Psychological subjects Quotes, by John Steinbeck

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I find it valid to understand man as an animal before I am prepared to know him as a man.

Society Quotes, by John Steinbeck

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