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Or as Shakespeare originally said it "Now is the winter of our discontent / Made glorious summer by this sun [or son] of York"

John Steinbeck was an American Pulitzer Prize winning writer who will be remembered for his truly unforgettable contributions to the literary world, including but not limited to… The Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden, and Of Mice and Men.

This man was a living, breathing classic quote making machine. In other words… if you follow PhiloSwag you’ll see more from this man in the coming months.

The city I currently call home just received its first “real snow,” hence why I choose today’s Quote with Philosophical Swag.

“Literature is as old as speech. It grew out of human need for it, and it has not changed except to become more needed.”

– Snagged from his Nobel Prize acceptance speech in 1962

Something neat from the amazing Wikipedia... "John Steinbeck and son John visit LBJ at the oval office in the White House. To the left is 19 year-old John Steinbeck, IV with his father, John Steinbeck, III. The senior Steinbeck, a friend and sometime speech-writer for LBJ (they had first met in 1963), has written the president to ask on his son's behalf that he would be posted in Vietnam. The 4-minute meeting takes place on Monday, May 16, 1966, shortly after the younger John has finished boot camp, and a few weeks before his departure for Vietnam. The visit is to say thank you in person, and to give the younger John the chance to shake the president's hand."

For those wondering, William Shakespeare’s Richard III also said,

“Now is the winter of our discontent /

Made glorious summer by this sun [or son] of York,” .

Thanks for stopping by Philosophical Swag!

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