"Nobody never gets to heaven, and nobody gets no land."

Today's Writers' Almanac informed me that Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men is 70 years old today. Like so much of his work, Mice and Men has so much depth in so much simplicity. If you haven't read it, you owe it to yourself. Not a happy book, but a very worthwhile one.

While checking things out online today I ran into this quote from the book -- a line I have liked from Model Engine but had forgotten was Steinbeck's originally:

As happens sometimes, a moment settled and hovered and remained for much more than a moment. And sound stopped and movement stopped for much, much more than a moment.

No comments: