"A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."John Steinbeck on Mignon McLaughlin
"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."John Steinbeck on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."John Steinbeck on Friedrich Nietzsche
"How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being."John Steinbeck on Oscar Wilde
"Don't marry the person you think you can live with marry only the individual you think you can't live without."John Steinbeck on James C. Dobson
"No man really knows about other human beings. The best he can do is to suppose that they are like himself."
"The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business."
"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."
"Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard."
"It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure on the world."