"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."
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."John Steinbeck on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Experience is not what happens to you it's what you do with what happens to you."John Steinbeck on Aldous Huxley
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."John Steinbeck on Audrey Hepburn
"By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest Second, by imitation, which is easiest and third by experience, which is the bitterest."John Steinbeck on Confucius
"If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it."John Steinbeck on Michael Jordan
"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."