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watchoutforintellect · 9 months ago
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But I do feel strange-almost unearthly. I'll never get used to being alive. It's a mystery. Always startled to find I've survived.
John Steinbeck, from Journal of a Novel: The East of Eden Letters
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quotemadness · a year ago
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I have always lived violently…eaten too much or not at all, slept around the clock or missed two nights of sleeping, worked too hard and too long in glory, or slobbed for a time in utter laziness. I’ve lifted, pulled, chopped, climbed, made love with joy and taken my hangovers as a consequence, not as a punishment.
John Steinbeck
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sunsetquotes · 7 months ago
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When two people meet, each one is changed by the other so you’ve got two new people.
John Steinbeck
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quotemadness · a year ago
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She wasn’t happy, but then she wasn’t unhappy. She wasn’t anything. But I don’t believe anyone is a nothing. There has to be something inside, if only to keep the skin from collapsing.
John Steinbeck
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macrolit · a year ago
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I wonder how many people I've looked at all my life and never seen.
John Steinbeck, b. 27 February 1902
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a-bright-ray-of-sunshine · 9 months ago
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"And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good."
—John Steinbeck, East of Eden
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sunsetquotes · 13 days ago
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When two people meet, each one is changed by the other so you’ve got two new people.
John Steinbeck
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qvotable · a year ago
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When two people meet, each one is changed by the other so you've got two new people.
John Steinbeck // The Winter of Our Discontent
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rumade · 4 months ago
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And a homeless hungry man, driving the roads with his wife beside him and his thin children in the back seat, could look at the fallow field which might produce food but not profit, and that man could know how a fallow field is a sin and the unused land a crime against the thin children. And such a man drove along the roads and knew temptation at every field, and knew the lust to take these fields and make them grow strength for his children and a little comfort for his wife. The temptation was before him always. The fields goaded him, and the company ditches with good water flowing were a goad to him.
John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath
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quotemadness · a year ago
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My imagination will get me a passport to hell one day.
John Steinbeck
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theclassicsreader · a year ago
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And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good.
John Steinbeck, East of Eden
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qvotable · 4 months ago
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I was born lost and take no pleasure in being found.
John Steinbeck
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luthienne · a year ago
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John Steinbeck, East of Eden
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quotemadness · a year ago
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When two people meet, each one is changed by the other so you’ve got two new people.
John Steinbeck
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Upstream: Selected Essays, Mary Oliver
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Wild Geese, Mary Oliver
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quotemadness · a year ago
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She wasn’t happy, but then she wasn’t unhappy. She wasn’t anything. But I don’t believe anyone is a nothing. There has to be something inside, if only to keep the skin from collapsing.
John Steinbeck
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