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What happens is right for me, whether or not it is good.

John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent (via hellyesjohnsteinbeck)

And it occurs to me that evil must constantly respawn, while good, while virtue, is immortal. Vice always has a new fresh young face, while virtue is venerable as nothing else in the world is.

John Steinbeck, East Of Eden (via crossfirehurricane)

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You’ll have to work it out yourself. What’s good for one is bad for another, and you won’t know till after.

John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent (via hellyesjohnsteinbeck)

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I am incomparably, incredibly, overwhelmingly glad to be home. I’ve never been so goddamn lonesome in my life.

John Steinbeck, East of Eden (via wikiquote)

I know that sometimes a lie is used in kindness. I don’t believe it ever works kindly. The quick pain of truth can pass away, but the slow, eating agony of a lie is never lost.

John Steinbeck, East of Eden (via kiranisweird)

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I have often thought that perhaps formal good manners may be a cushion against heartbreak.

John Steinbeck, East of Eden  (via crazythisfascination)

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I’m just tryin’ to get along without shovin’ nobody around.

Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (via thesteppenwolf)

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Believe me, I have nothing against fairy tales. God knows I’ve written enough of them. My point is that no fairy tale is acceptable unless it is based on some truth about something. You can make it as light and airy and full of whimsy as you wish but down underneath there has to be a true thing.

John Steinbeck in a letter to Elizabeth Otis (via johnsteinbeck-)

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You see only one side, and you think—more than that, you’re sure—that’s all there is.

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