“Ideas are like rabbits.
You get a couple and learn how to handle them and pretty soon you have a dozen.”

John Steinbeck
On the 115th anniversary of his birth: February 27, 1902

Today is the 115th anniversary of the birth of John Steinbeck, the Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of 27 books including Tortilla Flat, Cannery Row, Of Mice and Men and The Grapes of Wrath.

Today’s quote came from a 1947 interview with Robert van Gelder that is quoted in John Steinbeck: A Biography (1994) by Jay Parini.


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