Wallace Earle Stegner, well-known as the ‘Dean of Western Writers’, was an American historian, environmentalists, novelist and short story writer who encourage the need for preserving the West in younger generation of authors. This world-famous author received Commonwealth Club Gold Medal for ‘All the Little live Things’ (1967), Pulitzer Prize for ‘Angle of Repose’ (1972) and the U.S. National Book Award for The Spectator Bird (1977).It’s unfair to categorize him as merely a ‘western writer’. His works cover both non-fiction and fiction ideas upholding conservation ideals. Books like Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs, The Big Rock Candy Mountain, Living and Writing in the West and Beyond the Hundredth Meridian earned him millions of followers in his life time. A collection of short essays on significant issues earned him the famous National Book Critics Circle nomination. Stegner believed a fiction writer has no other agenda but to tell truth. This ideology inspired several aspiring American writers to seek and present their own version of truth in their writing. Having a flair for reading writing and researching, Stegner wanted to belong to something and he did, to Western environment, history and culture. We have collected his quotes from his most popular works and writings. Here is a collection of best Wallace Earle Stegner quotes!