Quotes by John Steinbeck

Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.

All war is a symptom of man's failure as a thinking animal.

It would be absurd if we did not understand both angels and devils, since we invented them.

In the hearts and minds of the people, the grapes of wrath were growing heavy for the vintage.

I know this--a man got to do what he got to do.

Man, unlike any other thing organic or inorganic in the universe, grows beyond his work, walks up the stairs of his concepts, emerges ahead of his accomplishments.