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John Steinbeck

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A sad soul can kill you quicker than a germ. -John Steinbeck.
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MATTHEW PRIOR
I love you more than I hate everything else.
RAINBOW ROWELL
Take me to the height where success would seek my help to succeed!
I ARE
I am sick of women who love one. Women who hate one are much more interesting.
OSCAR WILDE
I am aware that I am less than some people prefer me to be, but most people are unaware that I am so...
DOUGLAS PAGELS
I am much more passionate about cities than I am about nations. The competition between cities is mo...
RICHARD ROGERS
Everything with me is either worship and passion or pity and understanding. I hate rarely, though wh...
ANAïS NIN
Some stuff which I do aren't some kind a cheats or this kind a of stuff it's about thinking and it's...
DEYTH BANGER
I am sure my love's more ponderous than my tongue
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
I am what time, circumstance, history, have made of me, certainly, but I am also, much more than tha...
JAMES A. BALDWIN
I am what time, circumstance, history, have made of me, certainly, but I am also, much more than tha...
JAMES ARTHUR BALDWIN
I am quite sure I am more afraid of people who are themselves terrified of the devil than I am of th...
TERESA OF ÁVILA
I'm worried more about Troy than I am Missouri and they're probably worried more about Missouri than...
LARRY BLAKENEY
I am learning more and more about less and less and I own everything about nothing
DIMITRIS TIMOTHEATOS
I am furious about everything.
JOAN RIVERS
There's nothing more stubborn than a fact. That is why you hate them so much. They offend you.
TOM ROB SMITH
Everything had become chaotic, and I wasn't sure how much more I wanted to take
TIJAN
But at heart, I am more than a cinematographer.
CONRAD HALL
I'm a writer more than I am a talker.
WENDELL BERRY
Ninja is super-ambitious - more than I am.
YOLANDI VISSER
It's impossible to be more flat-chested than I am.
CANDICE BERGEN
Oh, I am such a little piggy. Everyone is always mad at me because I eat so much. They're like, ...
JOYCE GIRAUD
Although I get so much fan mail from Great Britain, tell me, am I more famous there than Michael Mad...
TOM SIZEMORE
I hate them with all the hate you can hate with. Can you hate more than that? If you can, I hate the...
TIM HARDAWAY
and so will the world end, I think, a victim of love rather than hate. For love's ever been the more...
STEPHEN KING
What are you talking about? Are you sure you know what you’re talking about? I don’t hate anybod...
VIN DIESEL
God how I hate new countries: They are older than the old, more sophisticated, much more conceited, ...
D. H. (DAVID HERBERT) LAWRENCE
God how I hate new countries: They are older than the old, more sophisticated, much more conceited, ...
D.H. LAWRENCE
I've always sort of felt that, for me, everything's so much more about the music than the ac...
CHAD CHANNING
You can't get much more liberal than John Kerry is. I mean, he's my candidate, but, I mean, come on.
DON IMUS
I am much more interested in the process than results.
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I hate cameras. They interfere, they're always in the way. I wish: if I could work with my eyes ...
RICHARD AVEDON
I hate puppets so much.
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When I was young I was sure of everything; in a few years, having been mistaken a thousand times, I ...
JOHN WESLEY
I am not sure anyone loves you if you hate yourself but many will hate you if you love yourself.
VIKRANT PARSAI
I have found that many other countries will buy off on anything American. As much as they hate us, t...
APRIL WINCHELL
I hate intellectuals. They are from the top down. I am from the bottom up.
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT
Let him think that I am more man than I am and I will be so.
ERNEST HEMINGWAY
Let him think I am more man than I am and I will be so.
ERNEST HEMINGWAY
Actors aren't all the same. They have very different skills. There are actors of intellect who a...
CAMPBELL SCOTT
You can't worry about the things you can't handle. I have nothing to do with the hitters, and they a...
NICK SCHMIDT
Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? so am I.
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I talk about Beyonce too much. I am a diehard.
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I care so much about everything that I care about nothing
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I think life is so much about enjoying and not punishing yourself or restricting yourself too much. ...
ELSA HOSK
If beggars do not hate the rest of us, they are even more abject than I had imagined.
MASON COOLEY
I am much more my own man than I was when I was with the Stones.
BILL WYMAN
You're so much more than I deserve, than I dared to want. This isn't about saving me, is it? It's ab...
K.L. WHITE
I'm sure when the times comes, there will be tears, but there are other avenues that I am embrac...
CAT OSTERMAN
I am already so popular that anyone who vilifies me becomes more popular than I am
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BOBBY JOHNS
My portraits are more about me than they are about the people I photograph.
RICHARD AVEDON
I'm everything they are afraid of. Everything they hate. Everything they try to hide and a lot more....
MARILYN MANSON
Yes, women are stronger than us. They face more directly the problems that confront them, and for th...
PEDRO ALMODOVAR
Principally I hate and detest that animal called man; although I heartily love John, Peter, Thomas, ...
JONATHAN SWIFT
If it were nothing but sexual attraction I’m sure I would not suffer such unbearable humiliation. ...
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'What am I missing?' is a much more important question than 'How cool am I?'
PAUL SINGER
I am thinking about those things now. More so than all my friends - they're a lot older than me,...
BILLIE PIPER
I am particular about the seating of the audience-also about how much money they pay-but most of all...
NINA SIMONE
I hate man more than I hate god because man created god.
DIPAK F. PAWAR
I am much more aware of making the plot more original, avoiding contrivance, having the story matter...
DARA HORN
I think I probably am more influenced by the overall groove of the track, not even the song. If we p...
ERIC CLAPTON
Still, I hate them. But, of course, I hate almost everybody now. Myself more than anyone.
SUZANNE COLLINS
When it comes to boys and her weight, I think Ellenor is much more conservative than I am, and she h...
CAMRYN MANHEIM
Kids are capable of doing so much more than they think they are. They just need somebody to push the...
KATIE QUINN
It seems kind of selfish now, when I think about why I started this event. Ten years ago my son, Jac...
DONNA HARPER
Do we hate paradise so much we need to make sure it becomes a trash heap?
PATRICK NESS
I have written about some truly great writers - John Steinbeck, Robert Frost, and William Faulkner. ...
JAY PARINI
The Redskins are going to hate it. They better hate it because I don't care much for them.
EMMITT SMITH
I don't really consider myself famous, so I hope not, because if so, there are many more, famous peo...
JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT
They shouldn't hate each other . . . I don't hate the Socs any more . . . they shouldn't hate . . .
S.E. HINTON
I am no longer a rare breed, I am an endangered species
I AM TIMEPIECE
There is so much to do and see visitors will find it hard to see everything in one day. We are encou...
BRYAN BRETT
I hate to lose more than I love to win.
JIMMY CONNORS
I have seen slower people than I am and more deliberate... and even quieter, and more listless, and ...
MARK TWAIN
I can't say enough good things about John. I don't know how they are going to replace him, and I thi...
DON SHELDON
I've noticed with my own kids, it seems like they have so much more homework than I did.
JOHN LASSETER
I hate Republicans and everything they stand for.
HOWARD DEAN
I won't telephone him. I'll never telephone him again as long as I live. He'll rot in hell, before I...
DOROTHY PARKER
I am looking for strong characters rather than being just a pretty girl. Actresses can do so much mo...
DISHA PATANI
I know so many people who are so much better at it than I am, and I think I'm a goofier person r...
PAGET BREWSTER
I was born January 6, 1937, eight years after Wall Street crashed and two years before John Steinbec...
LOU HOLTZ
I definitely feel much more comfortable in front of the cameras after 'The Hills.' Before, i...
AUDRINA PATRIDGE
I'm not one of those actresses that's going to feel like I never achieved my dreams and goal...
MING-NA WEN
I am afraid that our eyes are bigger than our stomachs, and that we have more curiosity than underst...
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
I hate the way my life has been inexplicably overwhelmed by questionnaires. Life is so much stranger...
RICHARD FLANAGAN
Everywhere I go, I am The Doctor, and everyone smiles at me - they are pleased to see Doctor Who, wh...
PETER CAPALDI
I'm as much influenced by Joseph Smith and the Mormons as I am, more so, than by Eliot. Actually...
MARGUERITE YOUNG
She's so much more fun . . . so much more fun. I can express myself so much more than normal in your...
ELIZABETH WHITE
I sure do appreciate that people think so much about me,
FATS DOMINO
I sure do appreciate that people think so much about me,
FATS DOMINO
Oh yes, I am frequently driven to an enraged frenzy by the blatantly crass actions of others. But to...
CRAIG D. LOUNSBROUGH
Life are full of memories, capture them
I AM TIMEPIECE
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I AM TIMEPIECE
I am a sportsman, and I hate politics.
LYNN DAVIES
I never wished something extraordinary; you are more than everything.
M.F. MOONZAJER
I'm much happier talking with people than I am flirting with them.
ANNE HATHAWAY
We are only what we know, and I wished to be so much more than I was, sorely.
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JOHN STEINBECK
There ain't no sin and there ain't no virtue. There's just stuff people do.
JOHN STEINBECK
American cities are like badger holes, ringed with trash--all of them--surrounded by piles of wrecke...
JOHN STEINBECK
I've always been amused by the contention that brain work is harder than manual labor. I've never kn...
JOHN STEINBECK
Sure I got sins. Ever'body got sins. A sin is somepin you ain't sure about. Them people that's sure ...
JOHN STEINBECK
But I think that because they trusted themselves and respected themselves as individuals, because th...
JOHN STEINBECK
Except for the field organizers of strikes, who were pretty tough monkeys and devoted, most of the s...
JOHN STEINBECK
What pillow can one have like a good conscience?
JOHN STEINBECK
Our Father who art in nature, who has given the gift of survival to the coyote, the common brown rat...
JOHN STEINBECK
You are one of the rare people who can separate your observation from your preconception. You see wh...
JOHN STEINBECK
And is usually true of a man of one idea, [Charles] became obsessed.
JOHN STEINBECK
Don't worry about losing. If it is right, it happens - The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good ...
JOHN STEINBECK
[Cannery Row's] inhabitants are, as the man once said, 'whores, pimps, gamblers, and sons of bitches...
JOHN STEINBECK
Curley's wife lay with a half-covering of yellow hay. And the meanness and the plannings and the dis...
JOHN STEINBECK
Anything that just costs money is cheap.
JOHN STEINBECK
Men do change, and change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains at dawn, and it comes l...
JOHN STEINBECK
I am impelled, not to squeak like a grateful and apologetic mouse, but to roar like a lion out of pr...
JOHN STEINBECK
I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convin...
JOHN STEINBECK
Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts... perhaps the fear of a loss of power.
JOHN STEINBECK
A sad soul can kill quicker than a germ.
JOHN STEINBECK
Lennie rolled off the bunk and stood up, and the two of them started for the door. Just as they reac...
JOHN STEINBECK
A water snake glided smoothly up the pool, twisting its periscope head from side to side; and it swa...
JOHN STEINBECK
At about 10 o'clock in the morning the sun threw a bright dust-laden bar through one of the side win...
JOHN STEINBECK
I can still tend the rabbits, George? I didn't mean no harm, George.
JOHN STEINBECK
Guy don't need no sense to be a nice fella. Seems to me sometimes it jus' works the other way around...
JOHN STEINBECK
A guy needs somebody―to be near him. A guy goes nuts if he ain't got nobody. Don't make no differe...
JOHN STEINBECK
The church and the whorehouse arrived in the Far West simultaneously. And each would have been horri...
JOHN STEINBECK
Even while I protest the assembly-line production of our food, our songs, our language, and eventual...
JOHN STEINBECK
It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the com...
JOHN STEINBECK
We are lonesome animals. We spend all of our life trying to be less lonesome. One of our ancient met...
JOHN STEINBECK
An unbelieved truth can hurt a man much more than a lie. It takes great courage to back truth unacce...
JOHN STEINBECK
And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good.
JOHN STEINBECK
It doesn't matter that Cathy was what I have called a monster. Perhaps we can't understand Cathy, bu...
JOHN STEINBECK
The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world. And he must ...
JOHN STEINBECK
Time is the only critic without ambition.
JOHN STEINBECK
It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should reme...
JOHN STEINBECK
In the souls of the people the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy, growing heavy for the ...
JOHN STEINBECK
No one wants advice -- only corroboration. - The Winter of Our Discontent.
JOHN STEINBECK
Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard.
JOHN STEINBECK
No man really knows about other human beings. The best he can do is to suppose that they are like hi...
JOHN STEINBECK
What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.
JOHN STEINBECK