There ain’t no …

There ain’t no sin and there ain’t no virtue. There’s just stuff people do.
― John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath


born in Salinas Valley, California, The United States February 27, 1902
died: December 20, 1968
gender: male
genre: Literature & Fiction
influences: Ed Ricketts, Will Lang, Socrates, Emiliano Zapata, Lincoln Steffens, A…more

John Steinbeck III was an American writer. He wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath, published in 1939 and the novella Of Mice and Men, published in 1937. In all, he wrote twenty-five books, including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books and several collections of short stories.

In 1962 Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Steinbeck grew up in the Salinas Valley region of California, a culturally diverse place of rich migratory and immigrant history. This upbringing imparted a regionalistic flavor to his writing, giving many of his works a distinct sense of place.

Steinbeck moved briefly to New York City, but soon returned home to California to begin his career as a writer. Most of his earlier work dealt w…more


9 thoughts on “There ain’t no …

  1. I like this one: “I believe a strong woman may be stronger than a man, particularly if she happens to have love in her heart. I guess a loving woman is indestructible.” 🙂
    ― John Steinbeck, East of Eden

  2. Often a weak woman is also stronger then a strong man in long run. 🙂

  3. I very much love the second quote – I agree totally, except I cannot say we are ‘totally indestructible”. Men, on the other hand, have weak hearts. I speak from my experience, of course.

  4. Love Steinbeck. Grapes of Wrath is one of my all time favorites. 🙂

  5. A beautiful quote with a powerful message!

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