Big Ideas: John Steinbeck


And this I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual. This is what I am and what I am about.

                       [John Steinbeck]

                                                                    from his 1952 novel, East of Eden


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