John Steinbeck Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old john steinbeck quotes, john steinbeck sayings, and john steinbeck proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.     

John Steinbeck

I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.     

John Steinbeck

I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.     

John Steinbeck

Don't worry about losing. If it is right, it happens - The Main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.     

John Steinbeck

What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.     

John Steinbeck

You can only understand people if you feel them in yourself.     

John Steinbeck

If you're in trouble, or hurt or need -- go to the poor people. They're the only ones that'll help -- the only ones.     

John Steinbeck

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.     

John Steinbeck

You can only understand people if you feel them in yourself.     

John Steinbeck

New York is an ugly city, a dirty city. Its climate is a scandal, its politics are used to frighten children, its traffic is madness, its competition is murderous. But there is one thing about it - once you have lived in New York and it has become your h     

John Steinbeck

What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.     

John Steinbeck

A man on a horse is spiritually as well as physically bigger than a man on foot.     

John Steinbeck

For the most part people are not curious except about themselves.     

John Steinbeck

A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.     

John Steinbeck

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.     

John Steinbeck

Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.     

John Steinbeck

A sad soul can kill you quicker than a germ.     

John Steinbeck

Perhaps the less we have, the more we are required to brag.     

John Steinbeck

One can find so many pains when the rain is falling.     

John Steinbeck

One can find so many pains when the rain is falling.     

John Steinbeck

And finally, in our time a beard is the one thing that a woman cannot do better than a man, or if she can her success is assured only in a circus.     

John Steinbeck

A sad soul can kill quicker than a germ.     

John Steinbeck

A sad soul can kill you quicker than a germ     

John Steinbeck

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.     

John Steinbeck

All war is a symptom of man's failure as a thinking animal.     

John Steinbeck

For the most part people are not curious except about themselves.     

John Steinbeck

For the most part people are not curious except about themselves.     

John Steinbeck

A wife is like a children's movie; always under-appreciated and without either, life would be incomplete.     

John Steinbeck

Farewell has a sweet sound of reluctance. Good-by is short and final, a word with teeth sharp to bite through the string that ties past to the future.     

John Steinbeck

Perhaps it takes courage to raise children.     

John Steinbeck