"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."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."John Steinbeck on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."John Steinbeck on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."John Steinbeck on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."John Steinbeck on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."John Steinbeck on Helen Keller
"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 is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it."