Eden Quotes

β€œSometimes a man wants to be stupid if ...

β€œSometimes a man wants to be stupid if it lets him do a thing his cleverness forbids.” -- John Steinbeck (East of Eden; 1952)
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"and now that you don t ha...

"and now that you don t have to be perfect, you can be good" Steinbeck in east of Eden
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"A kind of light spread out from her. And everything changed color. And the world opened o...

"A kind of light spread out from her. And everything changed color. And the world opened out. And a day was good to awaken to. And there were no limits to anything. And the people of the world were good and handsome. And I was not afraid anymore." - John Steinbeck, East of Eden
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β€œYou must not forget that a monster is o...

β€œYou must not forget that a monster is only a variation, and to a monster the norm is monstrous.” ~ John Steinbeck, East of Eden
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"Was she very beautiful, Samuel?" "To you she was b...

"Was she very beautiful, Samuel?" "To you she was because you built her. I don't think you ever saw her - only your own creation." - John Steinbeck, East of Eden
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β€œThe greatest thing you’ll e...

β€œThe greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return” - Eden Ahbez
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A man so painfully in love is c...

A man so painfully in love is capable of self torture beyond belief. - John Steinbeck, East of Eden
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"And now that you don't have...

"And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good." -John Steinbeck, East of Eden
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"The universe is full of magical...

"The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."β€”Eden Phillpotts
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Do you take pride in your hurt? Does it make you seem large and t...

Do you take pride in your hurt? Does it make you seem large and tragic? ...Well, think about it. Maybe you're playing a part on a great stage with only yourself as audience. -John Steinbeck, East of Eden
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β€œAnd now that you don't have...

β€œAnd now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good.” ― John Steinbeck, East of Eden
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"Did perpetual happiness in the Garde...

"Did perpetual happiness in the Garden of Eden maybe get so boring that eating the apple was justified?" -Emil Cioran
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And mixed with these were splashes of California poppies. These too are of a...

And mixed with these were splashes of California poppies. These too are of a burning colorβ€”not orange, not gold, but if pure gold were liquid and could raise a cream, that golden cream might be like the color of poppies.” β€”East of Eden
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"Some people think it's an insult to the glory of their sickness...

"Some people think it's an insult to the glory of their sickness to get well. But the time poultice is no respecter of glories. Everyone gets well if he waits around." - John Steinbeck, East of Eden
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Wherever Eve ...

Wherever Eve was, there was Eden. -Mark Twain
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"The Universe Is Full of Magical ...

"The Universe Is Full of Magical Things Patiently Waiting for Our Wits to Grow Sharper" - Eden Phillpotts
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"It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of t...

"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
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"Some white people hate black people, and some white people love black people, som...

"Some white people hate black people, and some white people love black people, some black people hate white people, and some black people love white people. So you see it's not an issue of black and white, it's an issue of lovers and haters." Eden Ahbez
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"The universe is full of magical ...

"The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper." - Eden Phillpotts
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"And it never failed that during the dry years the people forgot...

"And it never failed that during the dry years the people forgot about the rich years, and during the wet years they lost all memory of the dry years. It was always that way." -East Of Eden, Steinbeck
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You may gain temporary appeasement by a po...

You may gain temporary appeasement by a policy of concession to violence, but you do not gain lasting peace that way. - Anthony Eden
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"We live in a time when our world is changing at an unprecedented rate. Whil...

"We live in a time when our world is changing at an unprecedented rate. While the changes are largely of our own making, they cannot be ignored. We must adjust and adapt and control, or we perish." -Carl Sagan, The Dragons of Eden, 1977
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"It would be absurd if we did not under...

"It would be absurd if we did not understand both angels and devils, since we invented them." - John Steinbeck, East of Eden
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"In Eden, no snake had been need...

"In Eden, no snake had been needed. The Fall could be performed a capella." William H. Gass. "Middle C."
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"The universe is full of magical th...

"The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper." -Eden Phillpotts
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It would be absurd if we did not under...

It would be absurd if we did not understand both angels and devils, since we invented them - John Steinbeck, East of Eden
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"Stop quo...

"Stop quoting me!" -Miss Eden 2015
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"Did perpetual happiness in the ...

"Did perpetual happiness in the Garden of Eden maybe get so boring that eating the apple was justified?"
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"It is a sad suicidal course...

"It is a sad suicidal course our species seems to have taken." John Steinbeck, East of Eden
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"I donΒ΄t believe in religion since th...

"I donΒ΄t believe in religion since that stuff was written before toilet paper was invented." Rolf Eden about religion.
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