John Steinbeck Quotes.
If you want to destroy a nation, give it too much – make it greedy, miserable and sick.
I am impelled, not to squeak like a grateful and apologetic mouse, but to roar like a lion out of pride in my profession.
A little hope, even hopeless hope, never hurt anybody.
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.
I believe a strong woman may be stronger than a man, particularly if she happens to have love in her heart. I guess a loving woman is indestructible.
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.
Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.
And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.
If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck.
No man really knows about other human beings. The best he can do is to suppose that they are like himself.
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.
Don’t worry about losing. If it is right, it happens – The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.
Sectional football games have the glory and the despair of war, and when a Texas team takes the field against a foreign state, it is an army with banners.
It has always been my private conviction that any man who puts his intelligence up against a fish and loses had it coming.