Popular quotes of famous American author John Steinbeck
A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.
Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.
No man really knows about other human beings. The best he can do is to suppose that they are like himself.
Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts… perhaps the fear of a loss of power.
In utter loneliness a writer tries to explain the inexplicable.
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.
Time is the only critic without ambition.
The discipline of the written word punishes both stupidity and dishonesty.
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.
The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.
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