John Steinbeck: Like marriage

“A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” 

–-John Steinbeck. 

John Steinbeck: Other human beings

Signature of John Steinbeck

Signature of John Steinbeck (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“No man really knows about other human beings. The best he can do is to suppose that they are like himself. ”


John Steinbeck: Co-ordination and disintegration

Among men, it seems, historically at any rate, that processes of co-ordination and disintegration follow each other with great regularity, and the index of the co-ordination is the measure of the disintegration which follows. There is no mob like a group of well-drilled soldiers when they have thrown off their discipline. And there is no lostness like that which comes to a man when a perfect and certain pattern has dissolved about him. There is no hater like one who has greatly loved. -John Steinbeck, novelist, Nobel laureate (1902-1968)