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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
Four hoarse blasts of a ship's whistle still raise the hair on my neck and set my feet to tapping.

R
In utter loneliness a writer tries to explain the inexplicable.
A
I know this -- a man got to do what he got to do.
N
Somewhere in the world there is defeat for everyone. Some are destroyed by defeat, and some made small and mean by victory. Greatness lives in one who triumphs equally over defeat add victory.
K
I am impelled, not to squeak like a grateful and apologetic mouse, but to roar like a lion out of pride in my profession.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Travels With Charley," 1962.
R: In diary used to warm up for his daily stint of writing; in NY "Times," 2 Jun 1969.
A: "The Grapes of Wrath."
N: "The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights."
K: Accepting Nobel Prize, in "Newsweek," 24 Dec 1962.
   


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