Quotes by John Steinbeck, The Moon is Down

Free men cannot start a war, but once it is started, they can fight on in defeat. Herd men, followers of a leader, cannot do that, and so it is always the herd men who win battles and the free men who win wars.

John Steinbeck, The Moon is Down

Other Great Authors

All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.

Oscar Wilde

The Devil finds work for idle hands.


The most common of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind.

H.L. Mencken

The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are near to virtue.


I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.

James Madison

Van Gogh became a painter because he had no ear for music.

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No form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, straight to our emotions, deep into the twilight room of the soul.

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When someone allows you to bear his burdens, you have found deep friendship.

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