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John Steinbeck
(1902-1968) born on
Feb 27
US novelist. He aroused widespread sympathy for the plight of migratory farm workers in "The Grapes of Wrath," 1939; won Nobel Prize, 1962.
         
   
F
A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.

R
It has always been my private conviction that any man who pits his intelligence against a fish and losses has it coming.
A
The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world. And he must hold to this illusion even when he knows it is not true.
N
Man, unlike any other thing organic or inorganic in the universe, grows beyond his work, walks up the stairs of his concepts, emerges ahead of his accomplishments.
K
Give a critic an inch, he'll write a play.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Travels With Charley: in Search of America," pt. 1, 1961.
R: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
A: In diary used to warm up for his daily stint of writing; in NY "Times," 2 Jun 1969.
N: "The Grapes of Wrath," Ch. 14.
K: "Writers at Work," "On Critics," fourth series, ed. by George Plimpton, 1977.
   


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