"It has always been my private conviction that any man who puts his intelligence up against a fish and loses had it coming."
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."John Steinbeck on Albert Einstein
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."John Steinbeck on Albert Einstein
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."John Steinbeck on Albert Einstein
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."John Steinbeck on Albert Einstein
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."John Steinbeck on Albert Einstein
"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."