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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
People need responsibility. They resist assuming it, but they cannot get along without it.

R
I hold that a writer who does not passionately believe in the perfectibility of man has no dedication nor any membership in literature.
A
The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.
N
The discipline of the written word punishes both stupidity and dishonesty.
K
Writers are a little below clowns and a little above trained seals.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
R: Accepting Nobel Prize, in "Newsweek," 24 Dec 1962.
A: Accepting Nobel Prize, in "Newsweek," 24 Dec 1962.
N: "In Awe of Words," first published in 75th Anniversary edition of "The Exonian," Exeter University; repr. in "Writers at Work, Fourth Series," ed. by George Plimpton, 1977.
K: In "Quote," 18 Jun 1961.
   


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