John Steinbeck was born on this day in 1902. In honour of his life, Literary Heist challenges you to write a short story for submission.
- In Dubious Battle
- Of Mice and Men
- The Grapes of Wrath
- East of Eden
- Travels with Charley
- What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.
- A sad soul can kill you quicker than a germ.
- Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.
- A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.
- Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts… perhaps the fear of a loss of power.
- I’ve seen a look in dogs’ eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.
- Don’t worry about losing. If it is right, it happens – The Main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.
- Many a trip continues long after movement in time and space have ceased.
- All war is a symptom of man’s failure as a thinking animal.
- In the souls of the people the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy, growing heavy for the vintage.
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