Top 10 John Steinbeck Quotes

John Steinbeck(February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968) was one of America’s greatest authors. His best known works include Of Mice and Men, The Grapes of Wrath, and East of Eden

       

Here are John Steinbeck’s top ten greatest quotes:

I.

What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.

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II.

A sad soul can kill quicker than a germ.

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III.

There’s more beauty in truth, even if it is dreadful beauty.

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IV.

Man has a choice and it’s a choice that makes him a man.

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V.

Perhaps the less we have, the more we are required to brag.

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VI.

Muscles aching to work, minds aching to create – this is man.

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VII.

Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts… perhaps the fear of a loss of power.

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VIII.

In poverty she is envious. In riches she may be a snob. Money does not change the sickness, only the symptoms.

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IX.

It’s awful not to be loved. It’s the worst thing in the world. It makes you mean, and violent, and cruel.

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X.

Grab anything that goes by. It may not come around again.

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Thank you John Steinbeck!

Interesting Steinbeck Facts:

  • He wont the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1962 “for his realistic and imaginative writings”.
  • He wrote 27 books.
  • He married three times.
  • The Grapes of Wrath won the Pulitzer Prize.

What are some of your favorite quotes?

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