"Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard."
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."John Steinbeck on Steve Jobs
"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'"John Steinbeck on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."John Steinbeck on Nelson Mandela
"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."John Steinbeck on Winston Churchill
"There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right."John Steinbeck on Ronald Reagan
"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."
"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."