Top 25 John Steinbeck Quotes

Here we have put together a list of the 25 best quotes by John Steinbeck.

A sad soul can kill you quicker, far quicker, than a germ.

Top 25 John Steinbeck Quotes and Sayings

25

Anything that just costs money is cheap.

― John Steinbeck


24

When two people meet, each one is changed by the other so you've got two new people.

― John Steinbeck


23

My imagination will get me a passport to hell one day.

― John Steinbeck


22

To be alive at all is to have scars.

― John Steinbeck


21

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


20

Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts... perhaps the fear of a loss of power.

― John Steinbeck


19

Do you take pride in your hurt? Does it make you seem large and tragic? ...Well, think about it. Maybe you're playing a part on a great stage with only yourself as audience.

― John Steinbeck


18

There's more beauty in truth, even if it is dreadful beauty.

― John Steinbeck


17

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


16

I was born lost and take no pleasure in being found.

― John Steinbeck


15

But the Hebrew word, the word timshel - "Thou mayest" - that gives a choice. It might be the most important word in the world. That says the way is open. That throws it right back on a man. For if "Thou mayest" - it is also true that "Thou mayest not".

― John Steinbeck


14

Try to understand men. If you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and almost always leads to love.

― John Steinbeck


13

And the little screaming fact that sounds through all history: repression works only to strengthen and knit the repressed.

― John Steinbeck


12

Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.

― John Steinbeck


11

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


10

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

― John Steinbeck


9

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

― John Steinbeck


8

I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that's why.

― John Steinbeck


7

A sad soul can kill quicker than a germ.

― John Steinbeck


6

It's so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.

― John Steinbeck


5

There ain't no sin and there ain't no virtue. There's just stuff people do.

― John Steinbeck


4

I believe a strong woman may be stronger than a man, particularly if she happens to have love in her heart. I guess a loving woman is indestructible.

― John Steinbeck


3

Maybe ever'body in the whole damn world is scared of each other.

― John Steinbeck


2

All great and precious things are lonely.

― John Steinbeck


1

And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good.

― John Steinbeck


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