The best Quotes by John Steinbeck

The best Quotes by John Steinbeck

John Ernst Steinbeck (February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968) was an American writer.

You know how advice is. You only want it if it agrees with what you wanted to do anyway.
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A sad soul can kill quicker than a germ.
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One can find so many pains when the rain is falling.
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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.
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I wonder how many people I've looked at all my life and never seen.
What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness?
Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts... perhaps the fear of a loss of power.
In early June the world of leaf and blade and flowers explodes, and every sunset is different.
Many a trip continues long after movement in time and space have ceased.
I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.
No man really knows about other human beings. The best he can do is to suppose that they are like himself.
Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word.

Quotes about John Steinbeck

I used to read a lot of Steinbeck, and I admired Roger Miller and Bob Dylan.
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New Mexico. It's another state. I mean, it's like California, just less traffic.
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We all have our little faults. Mine's in California.
All creative people should be required to leave California for three months every year.
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Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, surrounded by a-sholes.
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If you don't deal with your demons, they will deal with you, and it's gonna hurt.
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When I'm writing a lyric, things can only get so serious before they start becoming humorous.
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People keep inventing all these new machines, and producers and recording engineers keep wanting to use them.
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Let's play it f*cking loud!
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You can never be wise and be in love at the same time.
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Don't listen to the advice of people who are living lives you don't want to live.
Those that we love never truly leave us, Harry. There are things that death cannot touch.
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I have consistently loved books that I've read when I've been sick in bed.
If you want the rainbow, you have to deal with the rain.
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People spend more time talking than thinking.
Sometimes all a girl really needed was a very bad idea.
Summer romances end for all kinds of reasons. But when all is said and done, they have one thing in common: They are shooting stars-a spectacular moment of light in the heavens, a fleeting glimpse of eternity. And in a flash, they're gone.
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Nearly everybody gets twitterpated in the springtime.
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To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold.
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Since we first met, I have had a warm feeling inside. Not the kind of warmth that makes me feel rotten. The other kind of warmth. The one that happens inside my heart. Thank you. I am happy. Sadly I only recognize the current you. If I forget you... No. I will order myself to remember you.
Remember, with great power. comes great responsibility!
Uncle Ben in Spider-Man
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Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad.
If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance.
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You think the dead we loved ever truly leave us? You think we don’t recall them more clearly than ever in times of great trouble? Your father is alive in you, Harry, and shows himself plainly when you have need of him.
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Traveling is like flirting with life. It's like saying "I would stay and love you, but I have to go".
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The difference between the novice and the master is that the master has failed more times than the novice has tried.
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Harry, suffering like this proves you are still a man! This pain is part of being human.
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Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited.
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Dante: "[seeing a Confederate flag] What? Are you serious?"
Lila: "Newsflash, we're in deep Texas."
Perfection is impossible. In the 1,526 singles matches I played in my career, I won almost 80% of those matches. But what percentage of points did I win? 54%! In other words, even top ranked tennis players win barely more than half the points they play. When you lose every second point on average, you learn not to dwell on every shot.
Roger Federer - Juni 2024

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