” My father valued patriotism above all other social obligations, but he had his own particular interpretation of just how true patriotism was meant to function. “


” From my father’s point of view, without a thought for self, a true patriot stands up against the stones of condemnation and speaks for those who are given no real voice in the halls of justice or the halls of government. “


” My father believed, like Pericles, that a man’s genius could be easily judged by the number of unenlightened fools set in phalanx against his ideas. “


” My father told us all the time: to become a good writer takes writing. Because the more you do it, the better you get at it. It’s like bull-riding. You can’t do it once, you know. You’ve got to practice it and practice it. “


” My father thought of himself as a tradesman. A craftsman. “


” I started writing serious books so late because I knew I’d be accused of riding on my father’s coattails. “


” I thought my dad was out of work, because my friends had fathers with briefcases who’d go off somewhere with bow ties on. But my father would finish breakfast and go back to his room. “


” When I was fifteen, my father gave me a first edition copy of Ray Bradbury’s magnificent work, ‘The Martian Chronicles.’ I had read other science fiction by noted authors, but this book was something else altogether. “


” The biggest impact my father had on my life was teaching the importance of literacy. “



All 9 Thomas Steinbeck Quotes about Father in picture


My father valued patriotism above all other social obligations, but he had his own particular interpretation of just how true patriotism was meant to function.
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My father believed, like Pericles, that a man
My father told us all the time: to become a good writer takes writing. Because the more you do it, the better you get at it. It
My father thought of himself as a tradesman. A craftsman.
I started writing serious books so late because I knew I
I thought my dad was out of work, because my friends had fathers with briefcases who
When I was fifteen, my father gave me a first edition copy of Ray Bradbury
The biggest impact my father had on my life was teaching the importance of literacy.
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