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"I was born lost and take no pleasure in being found..."  (John Steinbeck, Travels With Charley)

"If I were hungry, I would happily hunt anything that runs or crawls or flies, even relatives, and tear them down with my teeth."  (John Steinbeck, Travels With Charley)

"In literary criticism the critic has no choice but to make over the victim of his attention into something the size and shape of himself."  (John Steinbeck, Travels With Charley)

"In long-range planning for a trip, I think there is a private conviction that it won't happen."  (John Steinbeck, Travels With Charley)

"It is the nature of a man as he grows older, a small bridge in time, to protest against change, particularly change for the better."  (John Steinbeck, Travels With Charley)

"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, East of Eden)

"Oh, we can populate the dark with horrors, even we who think ourselves informed and sure, beliving nothing we cannot measure or weigh."  (John Steinbeck, Travels With Charley)

"The great concepts of oneness and of majestic order seem always to be born in the desert."  (John Steinbeck, Travels With Charley)

"The only good writer was a dead writer. Then he couldn't surprise anyone any more, couldn't hurt anyone any more."  (John Steinbeck, Travels With Charley)

"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, Cannery Row)

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