Then the soldiers went to Mexico and it was a kind of painful picnic. Nobody knows why you go to a picnic to be uncomfortable when it is so easy and pleasant to eat at home.

John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck

Profession: Author
Nationality: American

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I'm in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection. But with Montana it is love. And it's difficult to analyze love when you're in it.

He had good children and he raised them fine. All doing well -maybe except Joe...they're talking about sending him to college, but all the rest are fine.

Here you play in the street, little chicken. Some day an automobile will run over you; and if it kills you, that will be the best thing that can happen. It may only break your leg or your wing. Then all of your life you will drag along in misery. Life is too hard for you, little bird.

There's a capacity for appetite... that a whole heaven and earth of cake can't satisfy.

There is a sorrow here that weeping cannot symbolize.

There seemed to be no cure for loneliness save only being alone.

They had spoken once, but there is not need for speech if it is only a habit anyay. Kino sighed with satisfaction -- and that was conversation.

Give a critic an inch, he'll write a play.

Perhaps it takes courage to raise children..

Well, sir, he said, we've got a murder now and then, or we can read about them. Then we've got the World Series. You can raise a wind any time over the Pirates or the Yankees, but I guess the best of all is we've got the Russians.

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

An ocean without unnamed monsters would be like sleep without dreams.

You can boast about anything if it's all you have. Maybe the less you have, the more you are required to boast.

Every kid got a turtle some time or other. Nobody can't keep a turtle though. They work at it and work at it, and at last one day they get out and away they go--off somewheres. It's like me.