"Man, unlike anything organic or inorganic in the universe, grows beyond his work, walks up the stairs of his concepts, emerges ahead of his accomplishments."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."John Steinbeck on Confucius
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."John Steinbeck on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."John Steinbeck on Thomas A. Edison
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."John Steinbeck on Robert Frost
"Nothing will work unless you do."John Steinbeck on Maya Angelou
"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."