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John Steinbeck, East Of Eden Quotes: "It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure to the world."

It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure to the world.




John Steinbeck, East Of Eden Quotes: "Timshel - thou mayest"

Timshel - thou mayest



John Steinbeck, East Of Eden Quotes: "Man has a choice and it's a choice that makes him a man."

Man has a choice and it's a choice that makes him a man.



John Steinbeck, East Of Eden Quotes: "There's more beauty in truth, even if it is dreadful beauty."

There's more beauty in truth, even if it is dreadful beauty.




John Steinbeck, East Of Eden Quotes: "You are one of the rare people who can separate your observation from your preconception. You see what is, where most people see what they expect."

You are one of the rare people who can separate your observation from your preconception. You see what is, where most people see what they expect.



John Steinbeck, East Of Eden Quotes: "Suddenly he knew joy and sorrow felted into one fabric. Courage and fear were one thing too."

Suddenly he knew joy and sorrow felted into one fabric. Courage and fear were one thing too.



John Steinbeck, East Of Eden Quotes: "A man without words is a man without thought."

A man without words is a man without thought.




John Steinbeck, East Of Eden Quotes: "In human affairs of danger and delicacy successful conclusion is sharply limited by hurry."

In human affairs of danger and delicacy successful conclusion is sharply limited by hurry.



John Steinbeck, East Of Eden Quotes: "...without money you cannot fight money."

...without money you cannot fight money.



John Steinbeck, East Of Eden Quotes: "At such a time it seems natural and good to me to ask myself these questions. What do I believe in? What must I fight for and what must I fight against?"

At such a time it seems natural and good to me to ask myself these questions. What do I believe in? What must I fight for and what must I fight against?



John Steinbeck, East Of Eden Quotes: "...evil must constantly respawn, while good, while virtue, is immortal. Vice has always a new fresh young face, while virtue is venerable as nothing else in the world is."

...evil must constantly respawn, while good, while virtue, is immortal. Vice has always a new fresh young face, while virtue is venerable as nothing else in the world is.



John Steinbeck, East Of Eden Quotes: "Money's easy to make if it's money you want. But with few exceptions people don't want money. They want luxury and they want love and they want admiration."

Money's easy to make if it's money you want. But with few exceptions people don't want money. They want luxury and they want love and they want admiration.




John Steinbeck, East Of Eden Quotes: "My imagination will get me a passport to hell one day."

My imagination will get me a passport to hell one day.



John Steinbeck, East Of Eden Quotes: "Then the hard, dry Spaniards came exploring through, greedy and realistic, and their greed was for gold or God. They collected souls as they collected jewels."

Then the hard, dry Spaniards came exploring through, greedy and realistic, and their greed was for gold or God. They collected souls as they collected jewels.



John Steinbeck, East Of Eden Quotes: "In uncertainty I am certain that underneath their topmost layer of frailty men want to be good and want be loved. Indeed most of their vices are attempted short cuts to love."

In uncertainty I am certain that underneath their topmost layer of frailty men want to be good and want be loved. Indeed most of their vices are attempted short cuts to love.



John Steinbeck, East Of Eden Quotes: "For how can you remember the feel of pleasure or pain or choking emotion? You can remember only that you had them."

For how can you remember the feel of pleasure or pain or choking emotion? You can remember only that you had them.



John Steinbeck, East Of Eden Quotes: "That's why I'm talking to you. You are one of the rare people who can separate your observation from your preconception. You see what is, where most people see what they expect."

That's why I'm talking to you. You are one of the rare people who can separate your observation from your preconception. You see what is, where most people see what they expect.



John Steinbeck, East Of Eden Quotes: "Morning seems to come earlier every year I live."

Morning seems to come earlier every year I live.



John Steinbeck, East Of Eden Quotes: "She liked the idea so well that she felt there must be something bordering on sin involved in it."

She liked the idea so well that she felt there must be something bordering on sin involved in it.



John Steinbeck, East Of Eden Quotes: "And I here make a rule-a great and lasting story is about everyone or it will not last. The strange and foreign is not interesting-only the deeply personal and familiar."

And I here make a rule-a great and lasting story is about everyone or it will not last. The strange and foreign is not interesting-only the deeply personal and familiar.



John Steinbeck, East Of Eden Quotes: "A man can do a lot of damage in the church. When someone comes here, he's got his guard up. But in church a man's wide open."

A man can do a lot of damage in the church. When someone comes here, he's got his guard up. But in church a man's wide open.



John Steinbeck, East Of Eden Quotes: "In March the soft rains continued, and each storm waited courteously until its predecessor sunk beneath the ground."

In March the soft rains continued, and each storm waited courteously until its predecessor sunk beneath the ground.



John Steinbeck, East Of Eden Quotes: "The face and body may be perfect, but if a twisted gene or a malformed egg can produce physical monsters, may not the same process produce a malformed soul?"

The face and body may be perfect, but if a twisted gene or a malformed egg can produce physical monsters, may not the same process produce a malformed soul?



John Steinbeck, East Of Eden Quotes: "Sometimes, a lie is told in kindness. I don't believe it ever works kindly. The quick pain of truth can pass away, but the slow, eating agony of a lie is never lost."

Sometimes, a lie is told in kindness. I don't believe it ever works kindly. The quick pain of truth can pass away, but the slow, eating agony of a lie is never lost.



John Steinbeck, East Of Eden Quotes: "Nearly everyone has had a box of secret pain, shared with no one."

Nearly everyone has had a box of secret pain, shared with no one.



John Steinbeck, East Of Eden Quotes: "Perhaps it takes courage to raise children.."

Perhaps it takes courage to raise children..



John Steinbeck, East Of Eden Quotes: "Well, a man's mind can't stay in time the way his body does."

Well, a man's mind can't stay in time the way his body does.



John Steinbeck, East Of Eden Quotes: "The weight of knowledge is too great for one mind to absorb."

The weight of knowledge is too great for one mind to absorb.



John Steinbeck, East Of Eden Quotes: "Please try not to need me. That’s the worst bait of all to a lonely man."

Please try not to need me. That’s the worst bait of all to a lonely man.



John Steinbeck, East Of Eden Quotes: "He thought of the virtues of courage and forbearance, which become flabby when there is nothing to use them on."

He thought of the virtues of courage and forbearance, which become flabby when there is nothing to use them on.



John Steinbeck, East Of Eden Quotes: "Act out being alive, like a play. And after a while, a long while, it will be true."

Act out being alive, like a play. And after a while, a long while, it will be true.



John Steinbeck, East Of Eden Quotes: "When two men live together they usually maintain a kind of shabby neatness out of incipient rage at each other. Two men alone are constantly on the verge of fighting, and they know it."

When two men live together they usually maintain a kind of shabby neatness out of incipient rage at each other. Two men alone are constantly on the verge of fighting, and they know it.



John Steinbeck, East Of Eden Quotes: "All great and precious things are lonely."

All great and precious things are lonely.



John Steinbeck, East Of Eden Quotes: "Caleb and Aaron—now you are people and you have joined the fraternity and you have the right to be damned."

Caleb and Aaron—now you are people and you have joined the fraternity and you have the right to be damned.



John Steinbeck, East Of Eden Quotes: "During the years he was never sick, except of course for the chronic indigestion which was universal, and still is, with men who live alone, cook for themselves, and eat in solitude."

During the years he was never sick, except of course for the chronic indigestion which was universal, and still is, with men who live alone, cook for themselves, and eat in solitude.



John Steinbeck, East Of Eden Quotes: "Sometimes a man wants to be stupid if it lets him do a thing his cleverness forbids."

Sometimes a man wants to be stupid if it lets him do a thing his cleverness forbids.



John Steinbeck, East Of Eden Quotes: "He had an idea that even when beaten he could steal a little victory by laughing at defeat."

He had an idea that even when beaten he could steal a little victory by laughing at defeat.



John Steinbeck, East Of Eden Quotes: "As with many people, Charles, who could not talk, wrote with fullness. He set down his loneliness and his perplexities, and he put on paper many things he did not know about himself."

As with many people, Charles, who could not talk, wrote with fullness. He set down his loneliness and his perplexities, and he put on paper many things he did not know about himself.



John Steinbeck, East Of Eden Quotes: "Will liked to live so that no one could find fault with him, and to do that he had to live as nearly like other people as possible."

Will liked to live so that no one could find fault with him, and to do that he had to live as nearly like other people as possible.



John Steinbeck, East Of Eden Quotes: "But think of the glory of the choice! That makes a man a man. A cat has no choice, a bee must make honey. There's no godliness there."

But think of the glory of the choice! That makes a man a man. A cat has no choice, a bee must make honey. There's no godliness there.



John Steinbeck, East Of Eden Quotes: "Tom's cowardice was as huge as his courage, as it must be in great men."

Tom's cowardice was as huge as his courage, as it must be in great men.



John Steinbeck, East Of Eden Quotes: "Some people think it’s an insult to the glory of their sickness to get well."

Some people think it’s an insult to the glory of their sickness to get well.



John Steinbeck, East Of Eden Quotes: "And the women who had thought they wanted dresses never realized that what they had wanted was happiness."

And the women who had thought they wanted dresses never realized that what they had wanted was happiness.



John Steinbeck, East Of Eden Quotes: "Courage and fear were one thing too."

Courage and fear were one thing too.