East of Eden

What quote in the book could be considered the most potent?

Well written, and says much more beyond its words.

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My favorite quote from the book addresses the endless battle between good and evil. It is timeless.

"I believe that there is one story in the world, and only one. . . . Humans are caught—in their lives, in their thoughts, in their hungers and ambitions, in their avarice and cruelty, and in their kindness and generosity too—in a net of good and evil. . . . There is no other story. A man, after he has brushed off the dust and chips of his life, will have left only the hard, clean questions: Was it good or was it evil? Have I done well—or ill?"


East of Eden