John Steinbeck

United States
27 Feb 1902 // 20 Dec 1968

I wonder how many people I've looked at all my life and never seen.

The Winter of Our Discontent



On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."