John Steinbeck was an American author best known for his comic novels such as Tortilla Flat and Cannery Row. His other famous books include East of Eden, The Red Pony and The Grapes of Wrath. Throughout his career, he authored a total of twenty-seven books ranging from novels to collections of short stories.
He won the National Book Award in 1939 as well as the 1940 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction with his book The Grapes of Wrath. He went on to win the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964.
He was married three times. His last marriage was to Elaine Scott. The marriage lasted from 1950 until his death in 1968. He had two children: John Steinbeck IV and Thomas Steinbeck.
A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.John Steinbeck
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
It has always been my private conviction that any man who puts his intelligence up against a fish and loses had it coming.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.John Steinbeck
It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on 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
Man, unlike anything organic or inorganic in the universe, grows beyond his work, walks up the stairs of his concepts, emerges ahead of his accomplishments.John Steinbeck
Many a trip continues long after movement in time and space have ceased.John Steinbeck
Men do change, and change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains at dawn, and it comes like the stealthy perfume of wildflowers hidden in the grass.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
Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts... perhaps the fear of a loss of power.John Steinbeck
Sectional football games have the glory and the despair of war, and when a Texas team takes the field against a foreign state, it is an army with banners.John Steinbeck
The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.John Steinbeck
Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard.John Steinbeck
Where does discontent start? You are warm enough, but you shiver. You are fed, yet hunger gnaws you. You have been loved, but your yearning wanders in new fields. And to prod all these there's time, the Bastard Time.John Steinbeck
was a famous American writer,
who was born on
February 27, 1902. As a person born on this date, John Steinbeck is listed in our database as the 5th
most popular celebrity for the day (February 27) and the 3rd most popular for the year (1902).
People born on February 27
fall under the Zodiac sign of Pisces, the Fish.
John Steinbeck is the 111th most popular Pisces.
Aside from information specific to John Steinbeck's birthday, John Steinbeck is the 899th most famous American.
In general, John Steinbeck ranks as the 1534th
most popular famous person, and the 36th most popular author / writer / novelist / playwright of all time.
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