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John Steinbeck

John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. (February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968) was an American writer. He is widely known for the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath (1939) and East of Eden (1952) and the novella Of Mice and Men (1937).

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People don't take trips...trips take people. - John Steinbeck
Last night I finished east of eden and now I'm left with a burning desire for a John Steinbeck basketball jersey
'People don't take trips. Trips take people' -->> John Steinbeck. A week at the lake was just what I needed.
3 of 5 stars to Diario de Rusia by John Steinbeck
John Steinbeck kept 12 sharpened pencils on his desk at all times! More here:
Computer Basics classes start August 8th at the John Steinbeck Library
“My page one can end up a year later as page two hundred, if it’s even still around.” —Philip Roth
There ain't no sin and there ain't no virtue. There's just stuff people do. 📖『The Grapes of Wrath』John Steinbeck
John Steinbeck on Maine: "The sheltered darkling water seems to suck up light... To put it plainly, this Isle is like Avalon...
"An unbelieved truth can hurt a man much more than a lie." John Steinbeck. via
. “Sometimes a man wants to be stupid if it lets him do a thing his cleverness forbids.”. ― John Steinbeck
John Ernst Steinbeck Lord how the day passes Its like a life so quickly when we dont watch it and so slowly if we do. yes
“I how many people I've at all my life and never seen.” . ― Steinbeck, The Winter of Our
TIL John Steinbeck wrote synopses and titles of some of his novels in Spanish before turning them English.
“Power does not Fear corrupts... perhaps the fear of a of power.” . ― John Steinbeck
People dont take trips trips take people. John Steinbeck
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is a dream place that is not quite real until you go there. John Steinbeck
The best six doctors anywhere and no one can deny it are sunshine, water, rest, air, exercise and diet. John Steinbeck
WATCH: John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath will be on at as part of MCR Museum's Climate Flicks TODAY 2pm
I hold that a writer who does not passionately believe in the perfectibility of man has no d
Travels with Charley in Search of America - John Steinbeck |...
"Death was a friend, and sleep was death's brother.". --John Steinbeck
"How will we know it's us without our past?" - John Steinbeck
People do not take trips trips take people. John Steinbeck
Sometimes it helps to pick out one person-a real person you know, or an imagined person-and write to that one. JOHN ST…
BLACKWING-John Steinbeck, Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein, Chuck Jones used it. Wish I could be more like them.
4 of 5 stars to The Red Pony by John Steinbeck
John Steinbeck: The Red Pony 1945 1st thus (illustrated in case) nice
Anything by Albert Camus is worth a read, also John Steinbeck.
If there is a magic in no one has ever been able to reduce it to a recipe. John Steinbeck. Caras http…
John Steinbeck's book Travels with Charley helps me prep for a sentimental journey.
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“Try to understand people. Knowing them well never leads to hate and almost always leads to love.” . -John Steinbeck
"Fans of John Steinbeck and his Cannery Row stories will delight in this novel..." re MONTEREY BAY
Looking forward to reading MONTEREY BAY by which sounds wonderful--especially since John Steinbeck is my spirit animal.
Page 194 to 204 in John Steinbeck's "Travels with Charley" might be the best chapter of any book I've ever read.
Book review: Travels with Charley: In Search of America by John Steinbeck
The Outsider by Albert Camus, Being and Nothingness by Jean Paul Sartre, Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Love this message. "And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good. " - John Steinbeck
"Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen." . -John Steinbeck
Friday night..Lee Ritenour on my iPone..John Steinbeck on my iPad..life is good.
east of Eden by John Steinbeck or Duma key or under the dome both by Stephan King
John Steinbeck's classic Of Mice And Men will be playing at the Herberger Theater Center. http…
On page 64 of 105 of Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
Like anything by Terry Pratchett or Bill Bryson. Or Dean Koontz, Denis Wheatley, John Steinbeck and 1000 more!
"You're not John Steinbeck, you know.". "Yeah, well, you're no Winnie Cooper."
I still want this book. I'm still not done with Short stories by John Steinbeck.
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“Perhaps it is so with everyone, that he looks for weakness in the strong to find promise of strength in his weakness.” . ― John Steinbeck
Of Mice and Men; Cannery Row by John Steinbeck, nice 1980 pb.,
John Steinbeck on the Creative Spirit and the Meaning of Life – Brain Pickings
"Cats drip over the fences and slither like syrup over the ground to look for fish heads." – John Steinbeck's 'Cannery Row'
On March 15, 1940, John Ford’s film version of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, about the Great Depression was released.
Mayor Schroeder and Sag Harbor Village Boards: Support the John Steinbeck Waterfront Park! - Sign the...
And the little screaming fact that sounds through all history: repression works only to strengthen and knit the repressed. - John Steinbeck.
If you are using dialogue — say it aloud as you write it. Only then will it have the sound of speech. - John Steinbeck
I wonder how many people. I've looked at all my life.. And never seen. John Steinbeck. Photography by Hugues Faye.
“My work does not coagulate. It is as unmanageable as a raw egg on the kitchen floor.” —John Steinbeck
“Writing is a very silly business at best.” —John Steinbeck
"It's so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone." -John Steinbeck
You know how advice is. You only want it if it agrees with what you wanted ...
"It is a fabulous place: when the tide is in, a wave-churned basin, creamy with foam." Cannery Row | John Steinbeck
2 of 5 stars to Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
"The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away" -John Steinbeck on love in letter to his son:
“When two people meet, each one is changed by the other so you’ve got two new people.” - John Steinbeck...
Advice for writers:. 'Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the *** '. - John Steinbeck
Never forget that John Steinbeck, who was born on this day in 1902, totally used the "dog ate my homework" excuse: https…
Bill Walton currently talking about John Steinbeck, compares Kaleb Tarczewski to Tom Joad, I love it...
It's John Steinbeck's birthday - see vintage images of him in our collections:
John Steinbeck was awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his realistic and imaginative writings,...
A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.~ John Steinbeck
Of Mice and Men (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century), John Steinbeck, Very
Love this! "John Steinbeck's Traveler's Cottage - Houses for Rent in Pacific Grove"
John Steinbeck wrote to Jackie Kennedy: "Scotland is not a lost cause. It is an unwon cause" What was the context? What…
Confused between Jim Steinman and John Steinbeck. Again. Need to stop doing that.
One must withdraw for a time from life in order to set down that picture. John Steinbeck
John Steinbeck, Upton Sinclair, and Sinclair Lewis are popular on college syllabi:
Splendid Interview. Things we never learned about John Steinbeck, Upton Sinclair and FDR. And some bad guys too.
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ELI5:I just read the story Johnny Bear by John Steinbeck for English class and I do not understand the ending. Why …
Call me mom. John Steinbeck is my fave.
. I've been reading every John Steinbeck book, I'm still on The Grapes of Wrath
REQUEST: The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck | S... by BookRags -
John Steinbeck, you've done it again
TO A GOD UNKNOWN by John Steinbeck Dell -- Map back edition paperback
“I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that's. why.”. ― John Steinbeck
A sad soul can kill quicker than a germ. ~John Steinbeck
Of Mice and Men Steinbeck Centennial Edition by Steinbeck John 2002-01-08 Paperback #
"What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness?" ―John Steinbeck
On page 45 of 103 of Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
John Steinbeck : Novels and Stories, 1932-1937 : The Pastures of Heaven / To a G
John Steinbeck: The Grapes of Wrath and Other Writings 1936-1941: The Grapes of
HITCH HIKING...From the works of JACK Kerouac and JOHN Steinbeck.. I interpreted it to be an art…
I spent my early morning with Frédéric Chopin and John Steinbeck while enjoying a cup of toasted…
...and that's novelist John Steinbeck beside Maurice Wilkins in that pic!
15:00 Drama: John Steinbeck's epic tale inspired by the story of Cain and Abel.
Dave Newman, Pittsburgh author and poet in his book “Poem Factory” quotes John Steinbeck on Americans:. “The poor...
John Steinbeck is from the city I live in, and there's the National Steinbeck Center near my home. I'd like to go, but I know I won't
Today in 1968 John Steinbeck died. American novelist, some of his titles were: 'The Grapes of Wrath,' 'Tortilla Flats' and 'Cannery Row.'
Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do...Try to be better than yourself. John Steinbeck
I am impelled, not to squeak like a grateful and apologetic mouse, but to roar like a lion out of pride in my profession. -John Steinbeck
"“All war is a symptom of man's failure as a thinking animal.” . ― John Steinbeck"
i remembered reading Of Mice And Men by John Steinbeck. That was a good read.
People don't take trips take people. - John Steinbeck
Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession. Above all else, Texas is a nation in every sense of the word. - John Steinbeck
I guess I’m trying to say, grab anything that goes by. It may not come around again. - John Steinbeck
How Steinbeck Used the Diary as a tool of Discipline
Here's my top 10 friendships in kids/YA lit. From Kipling to via Steinbeck, Dahl &
Now starting Cannery Row by the brilliant John Steinbeck.
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“It’s awful not to be loved. It’s the worst thing in the world…It makes you mean, and violent, and cruel.”. — John Steinbeck, …
"John Steinbeck on Falling in Love: A 1958 Letter: via Something for keeps 😁
“I guess there are never enough books.” -John Steinbeck, A John Steinbeck Encyclopedia
A man without words is a man without thought. ― John Steinbeck
"I don't want advice." "Nobody does. It's a giver's present." - John Steinbeck, East of Eden
“Can you honestly love a dishonest thing?” - John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent (via...
I love all of John Steinbeck novels, but East of Eden is my absolute favorite!
Have you read the pearl or the winter of my discontent? I love them. John Steinbeck is so talented!!
“The free- exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world.” - John Steinbeck
“Anything that just costs money is cheap.” - John Steinbeck (via cereal-chiller)
"San Francisco is a golden handcuff with the key thrown away." —John Steinbeck
Pajarito is the name of the pirate's pet in John Steinbeck's Tortilla Flat.
“Thoughts are slow and deep and golden in the morning.” - John Steinbeck, from Tortilla Flat  (via...
The Best Now : The Log from the Sea of Cortez by John Steinbeck (1995, P…
“People are felt rather than seen after the first few moments.” -John Steinbeck
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I give you John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, Mark Twain, and Charlie s
Delicious Q! Gore Vidal & John Steinbeck for clarity; JK Rowling & EB White for imagination; and Carlos Ruiz Zafon for suspense!
Photos from John Steinbeck and Robert Capa’s 1940’s Trip
Please stop saying 'Of birthday tingz' .Please. Robert Burns and John Steinbeck (Of Mice and Men) are turning in their graves.
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón and East of Eden by John Steinbeck.
Did no one tell them that banning a book means more read it? See also John Steinbeck, Tomi Ungerer, D H Lawrence...
East of Eden by John Steinbeck is favorite but Blue Like Jazz by was a game-changer for me.
InstaPic by tinchomd: John Steinbeck visited in 1953 and wrote in an article for Harper’s Bazaar: ‘Positano bites d…
The City of Salinas & National Steinbeck Center proudly announce the dedication of the "John Steinbeck" Highway!
here's what I'm reading now: Steinbeck: A Life in Letters: John Steinbeck
Something cool is happening near Fans of John Steinbeck will want to read this:
| Give a critic an inch, he'll write a play. ~ John Steinbeck
A nearby cafe is playing jazz music and I'm sitting here in my apartment reading John Steinbeck and enjoying it immensely.
“People who are most afraid of their dreams convince themselves they don’t dream at all.”. — John Steinbeck, The Winter…
The Hudson River cottage that was home to Orson Welles & John Steinbeck goes into contract
That moment when you have to read Of Micr and Men by John Steinbeck and instantly think of
Literary classics are included in Yes - Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (call no. 813.52 S819o). ht…
SC...just up road from me in Salinas Valley...food basket to the world...John Steinbeck kinda hung 'round here, so that's cool.
Tickets for Of Mice and Men are NOW ON SALE! This Wednesday - 2 & 7 pm
“Time is the only critic without ambition.” John Steinbeck
"People don't take trips. Trips take people." - John Steinbeck. Don't forget the …
Perhaps it takes courage to raise children. - John Steinbeck, East of Eden
Love this writing advice from John Steinbeck!.
A fun read on what perhaps inspired "The Snake." The page also has a recording of Steinbeck reading his story.
TIL John Steinbeck was a good speller, but did insert an apostrophe in possessive pronoun "its" and omit it from contraction "it's."
Southbound train w/ John Steinbeck's Travels with Charley, courtesy of How I will miss you
My favourite novel ever is Cannery Row by John Steinbeck. Chekhov for short stories.
"You've disturbed my pretty universe" John Steinbeck East of Eden
A kind of light spread out from her... (East Of Eden by John Steinbeck)
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Minesweepers – with an apology to John Steinbeck | jarlathobrien
In this 1940's film direcred by John Ford was based on John Steinbeck's Pulitizer Prize-winning novel of the same...
EAST OF EDEN by John Steinbeck & DON QUIXOTE by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.
John Steinbeck has bad diarrhea. Florence Henderson and Lady Gaga are playing Tecmo Bowl in Paris, Ohio.
NEW VIDEO! How John Steinbeck and a scientist helped save the Monterey Bay ecosystem
Sport for Jove brings John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men to powerful life: Sport for Jove's production of John S...
Grapes of Wrath 1st Edition by John Steinbeck (Hardcover) $97.99 via eBay
“Doc tips his hat to dogs as he drives by and the dogs look up and smile at him.” . ― John Steinbeck
"The quality of owning freezes you forever in "I," and cuts you off forever from the "we.". John Steinbeck. The Grapes of Wrath.
Kristen's favorite book: " 'East of Eden' by John Steinbeck. I'll read that a bunch of times before I die."
♦ "A sad soul can kill you quicker, far quicker, than a germ." ~ John Steinbeck
As John Steinbeck said about some recalcitrant teenager - 'Full of *** & vinegar'
Man is the only kind of varmint who sets his own trap, baits it, then steps on it, -- John Steinbeck
A little unnerving when every bite u take is being watched, creepy! Reminds me of "The Snake" by John Steinbeck😬
Inheritance Books Flashback: Ilaria from discusses the influence of John Steinbeck.
If a story is not about the hearer. . . a great and interesting story is about everyone or it will not last.~John Steinbeck
"We can shoot rockets into space but we can't cure anger or discontent." -John Steinbeck
“To be alive at all is to have scars.”. — John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent
Recently discovered (my pal) Burgess Meredith helped (his pal) John Steinbeck to carry a gun,. when trailed by FBI.
"...when the quality of aloneness settles down, past, present, and future all flow together." John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley
I want to recreate John Steinbeck's journey in the novel "Travels With Charley"
John and Xenia Cage spent the weekend at John Steinbeck's Palisades home. Heavy rains deterred the other weekend guest, Burgess Meredith
To live violently. John Steinbeck siendo muy jefe en Travels with Charley: in Search of America
She'd probably blame Sinclair Lewis, John Steinbeck and Rachel Carson for undercover reporting.
Were Sinclair Lewis, Rachel Carson and John Steinbeck all "patriarchy and white supremacy?"
"You can only understand people if you feel them in yourself." - John Steinbeck, East of Eden  (via...
The sketches...wow. I actually can't wait for people to start seeing the talent at work here. It's like Michael Angelo meets John Steinbeck
Being at ease with himself put him at the John Steinbeck, Cannery Row
On page 83 of 181 of Cannery Row, by John Steinbeck
Do you have the courage to admit something is wrong with your story & start over?
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John Steinbeck on perfectionism: "Abandon the idea that you are ever going to finish."
Just need to make a movie based off "the pearl" by john steinbeck & they will have covered our middle school reading list!
I've read john steinbeck before his writing literally puts me to sleep& i don't retain anything bc it's so boring
On page 78 of 455 of The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck
St. John Steinbeck opines on class distinction:
John Steinbeck would often look at old USFL photos for book title inspirations
"Pray God some day kind people won't all be poor.” - John Steinbeck
John Steinbeck's comments on pens, pencils, and ink are equivalence to today's comments on computer keyboards.
When John Steinbeck takes over your life...
I like sharing things that make me laugh. I'm sure your name's really John Steinbeck and that you're a farmer in Oklahoma.
'To tear luck out of the gods hands' . - The Pearl, John Steinbeck
The Grapes of Wrath by JOHN STEINBECK 1st EDITION hb 1939
if you haven't read John Steinbeck, do it. Anything he wrote was an insta-classic
I was born lost and take no pleasure in being found... John Steinbeck
On page 271 of 756 of Vredens druvor, by John Steinbeck
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I'm going to open a John Steinbeck themed crepe shop and call it Crepes of Wrath
I bought a used book in San Francisco that, I just found, has the signature of Bruce Ariss, who was a friend of John Steinbeck. Whoa.
mine are old school like Billy Clyde Tuggle, Ray Gardner, Roger Thorpe, and John Steinbeck. of course TODD and Manny.
“Ad Astra Per Alia Porci,” - John Steinbeck . “to the stars on the wings of a pig.” .
Lunch at John Steinbeck's former home, Salinas, CA. Thrillsville, having read The Pearl in high school c. 1976.
John Steinbeck, Oscar Wilde, Harper Lee, Tracy Chevalier, Paul Auster, Anne Rivers Siddons...there are too many!
What about John Steinbeck a biography by Jay Parini, wonderful read!
"The discipline of the written word punishes both stupidity and dishonesty." -John Steinbeck
Sunday Thoughts: “It’s a hard thing to leave any deeply routine life, even if you hate it.” -John Steinbeck- 
That's not2 say there is no value in fiction, au contraire, witness Victor Hugo & John Steinbeck
I just finished Of Mice and Men... What the *** John Steinbeck?! WHAT THE *** !
"Who in his mind has not probe the dark water?"- John Steinbeck.
East of Eden is John Steinbeck's best book.
"The dry years the people forgot about the rich years, and during the wet years they lost all memory of the dry years.…
“Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts... perhaps the fear of a loss of power.” . ― John Steinbeck.
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Say your dialogue out loud as you are writing it. Then it'll have the sound of speech - John Steinbeck.
Happy Celebrate with Steinbeck's wonderful 1958 letter of advice to his teenage son on falling in love http:/…
“Perhaps the less we have, the more we are required to brag.” . ― John Steinbeck
John Steinbeck on why wont work ..unless liberals force it through an apathetic
Bright Shiny Morning by James Frey, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra, or East of Eden by John Steinbeck
I'd like to thank John Steinbeck and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle for inflicting upon me this incredible pain.
To write well about something you must either love it or hate it. John Steinbeck
The great concepts of oneness and of majestic order seem always to be born in the desert. John Steinbeck
John Steinbeck on San Francisco: "a golden handcuff with the key thrown away." Amen.
"Words can be traitors but deeds have no advocate." . - John Steinbeck, The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights
John Steinbeck's copy of Malory still smelled of smoke.
It would be absurd if we did not understand both angels and devils, since we invented them. -John Steinbeck
John Steinbeck calls SF Golden Handcuffs with the Keys Thrown Away. So good,
'You're buying years of work, toil in the sun; you're buying a sorrow that can't talk.'. -John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath
This place smells like manure every other month so sometimes u forget the famous ppl that come from here ok. Even John Steinbeck.
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We tend to agree with today's travel quote; “People don’t take trips, trips take people.” – John Steinbeck
The only good writer was a dead writer. Then he couldn't surprise anyone any more, couldn't hurt anyone any more. John Steinbeck
I suffer as always from the fear of putting down the first line. A strange and mystic business, writing. ~John Steinbeck. …
On page 60 of 121 of Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW tonight at 8/7c. Santa Clara - Autograph book that has signatures of John Steinbeck, Leo Tolstoy & Mark Twain is appraised
Tonight at 8, Antiques Roadshow​ in Santa Clara features an autograph book with signatures from John Steinbeck, Leo Tolstoy and Mark Twain.
I don't understand why Steinbeck's novels need introductions. Like, he's John Steinbeck ffs
Another splash about 'Notting Hill' Bruton! Seems we have to thank John Steinbeck- Grapes of Wrath fame for this?
...in the more recent footsteps of Woody Allen, Elisabeth Taylor, John Steinbeck and Oscar Wilde, having found 'pearl of the Med'.
Welcome to John Steinbeck's butt. Your travel companion is Daryl Hannah. You see a fart coffee substitute.
John Steinbeck - just one of David Coleman's favourite books
An answer is invariably the parent of a whole family of new questions — John Steinbeck
Affair with Josephine Baker. Kicked John Steinbeck out of her club. He sent flowers until she granted forgiveness.
He can be friends with my cat who is named John Steinbeck.
Somehow I got Luke reading John Steinbeck while sunning on the deck...Father of the year candidate?
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*talks about throwing turnups at John Steinbeck's house in Salinas during English*
Leatherbound John Steinbeck Tortilla Flat, Of Mice and Men, an by FourMartiniLunch via via
April 1940 Publication of John Steinbeck’s novel The Grapes of Wrath, the story of a family of tenant farmers driven from their home
Terrific music video moves swiftly, inspired by John Steinbeck's to a God Unknown:
Today, I read the most beautiful line from John Steinbeck's letter to his son. And this has made all the difference.
James Franco will bring lesser-known John Steinbeck book to screen - LA Times
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