Talk:John Steinbeck

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Was John Steinbeck born on 1901, or 1902?

Clearly 1902. [1] Is there a reference to the contrary?--Yehudi 17:51, 13 December 2007 (UTC)

"It has always seemed strange to me...The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second."

-- John Steinbeck, Cannery Row.

this is a quote by Steinbeck (?) which you can find quite often... but is it really in that novel...? I think if this is the case it may deserve a place here...(?)

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can anyone verify the source on this qoute?[edit]

"I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced basically that dogs think humans are nuts" - John Steinbeck

I can't find the original source anywhere

Steinbeck, John (31 January 1980) [1962]. Travels with Charley: In Search of America. Curtis Publishing Company. ISBN 1440638888. Retrieved on 12 March 2014. "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."  TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 06:55, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Thank you so much! --174.134.132.246 17:00, 12 March 2014 (UTC)