Albany Poets · Books · Inspiration · On Writing · R.M. Engelhardt · The New Verse Movement

WORDS ON WRITING

 

John Steinbeck

 

“I think the difference between a lie and a story is that a story utilizes the trappings and appearance of truth for the interest of the listener as well as of the teller. A story has in it neither gain nor loss. But a lie is a device for profit or escape. I suppose if that definition is strictly held to, then a writer of stories is a liar–if he is financially fortunate.”

~ John Steinbeck, East of Eden

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JOHN STEINBECK

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