Four Quotations From Steinbeck

. . . Some quotations (four) from novelist and nonfiction writer John Steinbeck:

It has always seemed strange to me… the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.

Man is the only kind of varmint that sets his own trap, baits it, then steps in it.

Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts… perhaps the fear of a loss of power.

Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard.

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