Dystopian Author Quotes

August 1, 2020
They must be real people. And this means that every word in every line of speech must be accurate and full of some kind of meaning which stretches not only forward in the book but stems from before in the book.

John Steinbeck Dystopian Author Quotes#136

John Steinbeck They must be real people. And this means that every word in every line of speech must be accurate and full of some kind […]
August 1, 2020
I don't think there is a single sentence in this whole book [East of Eden] that does not either develop character, carry on the story or provide necessary background.

John Steinbeck Dystopian Author Quotes#135

John Steinbeck I don’t think there is a single sentence in this whole book [East of Eden] that does not either develop character, carry on the […]
August 1, 2020
A man who tells secrets or stories must think of who is hearing or reading, for a story has as many versions as it has readers.

John Steinbeck Dystopian Author Quotes#134

John Steinbeck A man who tells secrets or stories must think of who is hearing or reading, for a story has as many versions as it […]
August 1, 2020
I nearly always write - just as I nearly always breathe.

John Steinbeck Dystopian Author Quotes#133

John Steinbeck I nearly always write – just as I nearly always breathe.
August 1, 2020
Charley is a mind-reading dog. There have been many trips in his lifetime, and often he has to be left at home. He knows we are going long before the suitcase has come out, and he paces and worries and whines and goes into a state of mild hysteria.

John Steinbeck Dystopian Author Quotes#132

John Steinbeck Charley is a mind-reading dog. There have been many trips in his lifetime, and often he has to be left at home. He knows […]
August 1, 2020
The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world. And he must hold to this illusion even when he knows it is not true.

John Steinbeck Dystopian Author Quotes#131

John Steinbeck The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world. And he must hold to this illusion […]
August 1, 2020
The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.

John Steinbeck Dystopian Author Quotes#130

John Steinbeck The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.
August 1, 2020
A funeral isn't for the dead. You'll simply be a stage set for a kind of festival maybe. And besides, you won't even be there.

John Steinbeck Dystopian Author Quotes#129

John Steinbeck A funeral isn’t for the dead. You’ll simply be a stage set for a kind of festival maybe. And besides, you won’t even be […]
August 1, 2020
A kind of second childhood falls on so many men. They trade their violence for the promise of a small increase of life span. In effect, the head of the house becomes the youngest child.

John Steinbeck Dystopian Author Quotes#128

John Steinbeck A kind of second childhood falls on so many men. They trade their violence for the promise of a small increase of life span. […]
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