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165 Top Inspirational Quotes of John Steinbeck

165 Top Inspirational Quotes of John Steinbeck

john Ernst Steinbeck Jr. was an American author. He won the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature “for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception.”Wikipedia
considered “a giant of American letters”, is an important American writer of novels, short stories and non-fiction. Thought by many to be one of the foremost figures in Western literature, he has become famous by works such as The Grapes of Wrath (Pulitzer Prize winner), as well as Of Mice and Men, East of Eden and In Dubious Battle. In 1962 he received the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Born: February 27, 1902, Salinas, California, United States
Died: December 20, 1968, New York, New York, United States
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  • Many a trip continues long after movement in time and space have ceased.  – 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

  • You know how advice is. You only want it if it agrees with what you wanted to do anyway.– John Steinbeck

  • A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.– 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

  • One can find so many pains when the rain is falling.- John Steinbeck Click To Tweet

  • The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world. And he must hold to this illusion even when he knows it is not true.– 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

  • 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

  • Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard.– John Steinbeck

  • Man is the only kind of varmint sets his own trap, baits it, then steps in it.– John Steinbeck

  • These words dropped into my childish mind as if you should accidentally drop a ring into a deep well. I did not think of them much at the time, but there came a day in my life when the ring was fished up out of the well, good as new.– John Steinbeck

  • We spend our time searching for security and hate it when we get it.- John Steinbeck Click To Tweet

  • In the souls of the people the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy, growing heavy for the vintage.– John Steinbeck

  • If you’re in trouble, or hurt or need – go to the poor people. They’re the only ones that’ll help – the only ones.– 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

  • It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure on the world.– John Steinbeck

  • No man really knows about other human beings. The best he can do is to suppose that they are like himself.- John Steinbeck Click To Tweet

  • It has always been my private conviction that any man who puts his intelligence up against a fish and loses had it coming.– John Steinbeck

  • In utter loneliness a writer tries to explain the inexplicable.– John Steinbeck

  • 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.– John Steinbeck

  • 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.– John Steinbeck

  • A sad soul can kill quicker than a germ.– John Steinbeck

  • 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.– John Steinbeck

  • Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts… perhaps the fear of a loss of power.– John Steinbeck

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

  • The discipline of the written word punishes both stupidity and dishonesty.– John Steinbeck

  • I hate cameras. They are so much more sure than I am about everything.– John Steinbeck

  • Give a critic an inch, he'll write a play.- John Steinbeck Click To Tweet

  • I’ve lived in good climate, and it bores the hell out of me. I like weather rather than climate.– John Steinbeck

 

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  • So in our pride we ordered for breakfast an omelet, toast and coffee and what has just arrived is a tomato salad with onions, a dish of pickles, a big slice of watermelon and two bottles of cream soda.– John Steinbeck

  • The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.– John Steinbeck

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

  • Writers are a little below clowns and a little above trained seals.- John Steinbeck Click To Tweet

  • 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

  • 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 have owed you this letter for a very long time-but my fingers have avoided the pencil as though it were an old and poisoned tool.– John Steinbeck

  • Four hoarse blasts of a ship’s whistle still raise the hair on my neck and set my feet to tapping.– John Steinbeck

  • Syntax, my lad. It has been restored to the highest place in the republic.– John Steinbeck

  • I have never smuggled anything in my life. Why, then, do I feel an uneasy sense of guilt on approaching a customs barrier?– John Steinbeck

  • I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that’s why.– John Steinbeck

  • Lord, how the day passes! It is like a life, so quickly when we don’t watch it, and so slowly if we do.– John Steinbeck

  • One man was so mad at me that he ended his letter: “Beware. You will never get out of this world alive.– John Steinbeck

  • One man was so mad at me that he ended his letter: “”Beware. You will never get out of this world alive.– John Steinbeck

  • No one is more carnal than a recent virgin- John Steinbeck Click To Tweet

  • Maybe there ain’t no sin and there ain’t no virtue, they’s just what people does. Some things folks do is nice and some ain’t so nice, and that’s all any man’s got a right to say.– John Steinbeck

  • There are some among us who live in rooms of experience we can never enter– John Steinbeck

  • You give me much good counsel. I am tired of it.– John Steinbeck

  • Fear the day when Manself will not suffer and die for a concept, for this one quality is the foundation of Manself, distinctive in the universe.– John Steinbeck

  • Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word. And there’s an opening convey of generalities. A Texan outside of Texas is a foreigner.– John Steinbeck

  • Somewhere in the world there is defeat for everyone. Some are destroyed by defeat, and some made small and mean by victory. Greatness lives in one who triumphs equally over defeat add victory.– John Steinbeck

  • American cities are like badger holes ringed with trash- John Steinbeck Click To Tweet

  • It is the nature of a man as he grows older- to protest against change, particularly changes for the better– John Steinbeck

  • If you’re in trouble, or hurt or need — go to the poor people. They’re the only ones that’ll help — the only ones.– John Steinbeck

  • Got a lot of sinful ideas. But they seem kinda sensible.- John Steinbeck Click To Tweet

  • There’s a capacity for appetite… that a whole heaven and earth of cake can’t satisfy– John Steinbeck

  • It is astounding to find that the belly of every black and evil thing is as white as snow. And it is saddening to discover how the concealed parts of angels are leporous.– John Steinbeck

  • If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck.– John Steinbeck

  • All we got is the family unbroke.– John Steinbeck

  • The clouds appeared and went away, and in a while they did not try anymore.– John Steinbeck

  • for how can you remember the feel of pleasure or pain or choking emotion? You can remember only that you had them.– John Steinbeck

 

  • He said, “I am a man,” and that meant certain things to Juana. It meant that he was half insane and half god.– John Steinbeck

  • With knowledge there is no hope,… without hope I would sit motionless, rusting like unused armor.– John Steinbeck

  • You must not forget that a monster is only a variation, and that to a monster the norm is monstrous.– John Steinbeck

  • The sale of souls to gain the whole world is completely voluntary and almost unanimous…but not quite.– John Steinbeck

  • Doc tips his hat to dogs as he drives by and the dogs look up and smile at him.– John Steinbeck

  • I know a little bit about a great many things and not enough about any one to make a living in these times.– John Steinbeck

  • A stilted heron labored up into the air and pounded down the river.- John Steinbeck Click To Tweet

  • I nearly always write just as I nearly always breathe. – John Steinbeck– John Steinbeck

  • Just like heaven. Ever’body wants a little piece of lan’. I read plenty of books out here. Nobody never gets to heaven, and nobody gets no land. It’s just in their head. They’re all the time talkin’ about it, but it’s jus’ in their head.– John Steinbeck

  • When you’re huntin’ somepin you’re a hunter, an’ you’re strong. Can’t nobody beat a hunter. But when you get hunted – that’s different. Somepin happens to you. You ain’t strong: maybe you’re fierce, but you ain’t strong.” – Muley– John Steinbeck

  • The bank – the monster has to have profits all the time. It can’t wait. It’ll die. No, taxes go on. When the monster stops growing, it dies. It can’t stay one size.– John Steinbeck

  • We only have one story. All novels, all poetry are built on the never-ending contest in ourselves of good and evil.– John Steinbeck

  • Doc still loved true things but he knew that it was not a general love and it could be a very dangerous mistress.– John Steinbeck

  • She had a dour Presbyterian mind and a code of morals that pinned down and beat the brains out of nearly everything that was pleasant to do.– John Steinbeck

  • You’re going to pass something down no matter what you do or if you do nothing. Even if you let yourself go fallow, the weeds will grow and the brambles. Something will grow.– John Steinbeck

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  • Guy don’t need no sense to be a nice fella. Seems to me sometimes it jus’ works the other way around. Take a real smart guy and he ain’t hardly ever a nice fella.– John Steinbeck

  • I wonder why progress looks so much like destruction.– John Steinbeck

  • Death was a friend, and sleep was Death’s brother.– John Steinbeck

  • Riches seem to come to the poor in spirit, the poor in interest and joy. To put it straight – the very rich are a poor bunch of bastards– John Steinbeck

  • When you’re a child you’re the center of everything. Everything happens for you. Other people? They’re only ghosts furnished for you to talk to.– John Steinbeck

  • We don't take a trip. A trip takes us.- John Steinbeck Click To Tweet

  • I suppose our capacity for self-delusion is boundless.– John Steinbeck

  • Says he foun’ he jus’ got a little piece of a great big soul. Says a wilderness ain’t no good, ’cause his little piece of a soul wasn’t no good ‘less it was with the rest, an’ was whole.– John Steinbeck

  • You got a God. Don’t make no difference if you don’ know what he looks like.– John Steinbeck

  • I think today if we forbade our illiterate children to touch the wonderful things of our literature, perhaps they might steal them and find secret joy.– John Steinbeck

  • The proofs that God does not exist are very strong, but in lots of people they are not as strong as the feeling that He does.– John Steinbeck

  • No story has power, nor will it last, unless we feel in ourselves that it is true and true of us.- John Steinbeck Click To Tweet

  • One day we’ll sit and you’ll lay it out on the table, neat like a solitaire deck, but now – why, you can’t find all the cards.– John Steinbeck

  • You’re buying years of work, toil in the sun; you’re buying a sorrow that can’t talk.– John Steinbeck

  • Men who have created new fruits in the world cannot create a system whereby those fruits may be eaten.– John Steinbeck

  • They’re a dark people with a gift for suffering way past their deserving. It’s said that without whiskey to soak and soften the world, they’d kill themselves. – John Steinbeck

  • I wrote The Grapes of Wrath in one hundred days, but many years of preparation preceded it.- John Steinbeck Click To Tweet

  • Fella in business got to lie an’ cheat, but he calls it somepin else. That’s what’s important. You go steal that tire an’ you’re a thief, but he tried to steal your four dollars for a busted tire. They call that sound business.– John Steinbeck

  • This I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected.– John Steinbeck

 

  • You know what it is? San Francisco is a golden handcuff with the key thrown away.– John Steinbeck

  • Never correct or rewrite until the whole thing is down.– John Steinbeck

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  • Literature is as old as speech. It grew out of a human need for it, and it has not changed except to become more needed- John Steinbeck Click To Tweet

  • Prayer never brought in no side-meat. Takes a shoat to bring in pork.– John Steinbeck

  • If there is a magic in story writing, and I am convinced there is, no one has ever been able to reduce it to a recipe that can be passed from one person to another.– John Steinbeck

  • A Texan outside of Texas is a foreigner.– John Steinbeck

  • I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.- John Steinbeck Click To Tweet

  • You never oughta drink water when it ain’t runnin’.– John Steinbeck

  • He’s got a can up there,’ Richard said.– John Steinbeck

  • I have said that Texas is a state of mind, but I think it is more than that. It is a mystique closely approximating a religion.– John Steinbeck

  • No one has ever successfully painted or photographed a redwood tree. The feeling they produce is not transferable. From them comes silence and awe– John Steinbeck

  • Some people there are who, being grown; forget the horrible task of learning to read. It is perhaps the greatest single effort that the human undertakes, and he must do it as a child.– John Steinbeck

  • Thou mayest rule over sin.– John Steinbeck

  • Texas is not a state – it’s a state of mind.– John Steinbeck

  • I think of my life as a kind of music, not always good music but still having form and melody.– John Steinbeck

  • Ever’body’s askin’ that. “What we comin’ to?” Seems to me we don’t never come to nothin’. Always on the way.– John Steinbeck

  • I ought to of shot that dog myself, George. I shouldn’t ought to of let no stranger shoot my dog.– John Steinbeck

  • The first grave. Now we’re getting someplace. Houses and children and graves, that’s home, Tom. Those are the things that hold a man down.– John Steinbeck

  • Men don’t get knocked out, or I mean they can fight back against big things. What kills them is erosion; they get nudged into failure. They get slowly scared.[…]It’s slow. It rots out your guts.– John Steinbeck

  • I have seen too many men go down, and I never permit myself to forget that one day, through accident or under the charge of a younger, stronger knight, I too will go down.– John Steinbeck

  • The people in flight from the terror behind-strange things happen to them, some bitterly cruel and some so beautiful that the faith is refired forever.– John Steinbeck

  • Out of all this struggle a good thing is going to grow. That makes it worthwhile.– John Steinbeck

  • Sometimes, a lie is told in kindness. I don’t believe it ever works kindly. The quick pain of truth can pass away, but the slow, eating agony of a lie is never lost.– John Steinbeck

  • I know three things will never be believed - the true, the probable, and the logical- John Steinbeck Click To Tweet
  • Lennie said quietly, “It ain’t no lie. We’re gonna do it. Gonna get a little place an’ live on the fatta the lan’.– John Steinbeck

  • It is the nature of a man as he grows older, a small bridge intime, toprotest againstchange, particularlychangefor the better.– John Steinbeck

  • The comfortable people in tight houses felt pity at first, and then distaste, and finally hatred for the migrant people.– John Steinbeck

  • I wonder how many people I’ve looked at all my life and never seen. It’s scary to think about. Point of reference again. When two people meet, each one is changed by the other so you’ve got two new people.– John Steinbeck

  • The impulse of the American woman to geld her husband and castrate her sons is very strong.– John Steinbeck

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