"The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."John Steinbeck on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."John Steinbeck on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."John Steinbeck on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."John Steinbeck on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."John Steinbeck on Abraham Lincoln
"No man really knows about other human beings. The best he can do is to suppose that they are like himself."
"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."
"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."