“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
John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. (February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968) was an American author. He is famous for the 1939 Pulitzer Prize novelThe Grapes of Wrath, the 1952 novel East of Eden, and the 1937 book Of Mice and Men. Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962.