John Steinbeck Quotes

We value virtue but do not discuss it. The honest bookkeeper, the faithful wife, the earnest scholar get little of our attention compared to the embezzler, the tramp, the cheat.




John Steinbeck, 1864-1946, Nobel Laureate in Literature, Writers at Work, 1977

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John Steinbeck
John Steinbeck
  • Born: February 27, 1902
  • Died: December 20, 1968
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Author

John Ernst Steinbeck Jr. was an American author. He won the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception." He has been called "a giant of American letters," and many of his works are considered classics of Western literature.