The Lord in his wisdom gave money to very curious people, perhaps because they'd starve without. -Liza.

John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck

Profession: Author
Nationality: American

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My wife married a man; I saw no reason why she should inherit a baby...I am very fortunate in having a wife who likes being a woman, which means that she likes men, not elderly babies.

We could live offa the fatta the lan'.

There is one thing I don't think any one has ever set down although it is true—to a monster, everyone else is a monster.

I hate cameras. They are so much more sure than I am about everything.

If there is no God, no devil, no heaven, no hell then therefore there are no rules.

Sometimes it seems that the leaders of nations are little boys with chips on their shoulders, daring each other to knock them off.

The names of places carry a charge of the people who named them.

A strange species we are. We can stand anything God and nature can throw at us save only plenty.

There ain't no sin and there ain't no virtue. There's just stuff people do. It's all part of the same thing.

Out of the long tunnels of his eyes Adam saw his half-brother Charles as a bright being of another species, gifted with muscle and bone, speed and alertness, quite on a different plane, to be admired as one admires the sleek lazy danger of a black leopard, not by any chance to be compared with one's self.

The french are a moral people--judged, that is, by american country club standards.

Don't ever ask directions of a Maine native, I was told. Why ever not? Somehow we think it is funny to misdirect people and we don't smile when we do it, but we laugh inwardly. It is our nature. I wonder if that is true. I could never test it, because through my own efforts I am lost most of the time without any help from anyone.

Books ain't no good. A guy needs somebody—to be near him. He whined, A guy goes nuts if he ain't got nobody. Don't make no difference who the guy is, long's he's with you. I tell ya, he cried, I tell ya a guy gets too lonely an' he gets sick.

He smiled at her as a man might smile at a memory.