They say, it is very easy to make people cry but very difficult to make them smile. There have been abundant of writers who have made their readers emotional with their content but only a handful who have chuckled the deepest and hidden laughter from within. And John Steinbeck is one amongst them. A master in his own rights, Steinbeck’s works is a part of the American literary cannon. His comic novels ‘Tortilla Flat’, ‘Cannery Row’, ‘East of Eden’, ‘Mice and Men’ and ‘The Red Pony’ are considered legendary work in comic fiction today. Though Steinbeck gained popularity in most of his works, his best bit or the magnum opus of his career came with the novel, ‘The Grapes of Wrath’. It earned him the prestigious Pulitzer Prize. In his lifetime, John Steinbeck wrote more than twenty-seven books, including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books, and five collections of short stories. In 1962, Steinbeck was awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature. Over the years, he earned the reputation of ‘a giant of American letters’. His works are widely read abroad and many of his works are considered classics of Western literature. Just as his works that frequently explored the themes of fate and injustice, the same is seen in his quotes that stress a lot on life values and social themes. Explore this section and find out some of the best quotes by John Steinbeck.