Saturday, February 27, 2010

Meandering to and fro . . .

Today is the birthday of John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. (February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968), writer. He wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath (1939) and the novella Of Mice and Men (1937). John Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962.

"A sad soul can kill quicker than a germ." - John Steinbeck

"I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit." - John Steinbeck

"We spend our time searching for security and hate it when we get it." - John Steinbeck

"It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure on the world." - John Steinbeck

"No man really knows about other human beings. The best he can do is to suppose that they are like himself." - John Steinbeck

Steinbeck stamp image source (1)

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