Thoughts on Steinbeck and writing

Lately I keep stumbling over a John Steinbeck quote. The first time I saw it, I liked it. He said: Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them and pretty soon you have a dozen. It’s taken from the opening of an interview he did with Robert van Gelder for Cosmopolitan in 1947, which was reproduced along […]

via Steinbeck and ‘the craft of writing’. — Cath Humphris


5 thoughts on “Thoughts on Steinbeck and writing

  1. I’ve fallen into a Steinbeck hole and can’t get out….and I’m quite relishing it. I’m making my way through the Sea of Cortez and being reminded of what a clever and illuminating mine he had. I find myself wanting to re-read other works. Thanks for sharing my ArtofQuotation post on Mr. S. Here’s to managing your, hopefully prolific rabbits.

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