Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Splash du Jour: Wednesday

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 --

Have a great Wednesday!


Anonymous said...

My very favorite by Steinbeck!

Cipriano said...

Ah yes, C. It truly is a great book. I am great fan of Steinbeck. But I have yet to read The Grapes of Wrath so I will reserve picking a favorite until then, because I hear it is a gem. Currently my favorite is maybe East of Eden.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I want to read a few more Steinbeck books this year. East of Eden, Of Mice and Men and Grapes of Wrath were wonderful.