John Steinbeck Quotes


50 John Steinbeck quotes:



"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."
Author: Steinbeck Quotes Category: Defeat Quotes
"A dying people tolerates the present, rejects the future, and finds its satisfactions in past greatness and half remembered glory"
Author: Steinbeck Quotes Category: Death Quotes
"It always seemed strange to me that the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, aquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and selfinterest are the traits of sucess. And while men admire the quality of the first, they love the produce of the second."
"And the little screaming fact that sounds through all history: repression works only to strengthen and knit the repressed"
Author: Steinbeck Quotes Category: History Quotes
"Got a lot of sinful ideas. But they seem kinda sensible."
Author: Steinbeck Quotes Category: Ideas Quotes
"When I was very young and the urge to be someplace was on me, I was assured by mature people that maturity would cure this itch. When years described me as mature, the remedy prescribed was middle age. In middle age I was assured that greater age would calm my fever and now that I am fifty-eight perhaps senility will do the job. Nothing has worked. In other words, I don't improve, in further words, once a bum always a bum. I fear the disease is incurable."
"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."
Author: Steinbeck Quotes Category: Mind Quotes
"Texas is not a state -- it's a state of mind."
Author: Steinbeck Quotes Category: Mind Quotes
"Of Mice and Men"
Author: Steinbeck Quotes Category: Men Quotes
"I believe that love cannot be bought except with love"



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