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East Of Eden Quotes


"Little deeds of kindness Little words of love; Help to make earth an Eden Like the heaven above." - Julia Abigail Fletcher Carney

"And Cain went out from the presence of the Lord, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden." - Bible

"One of my favorite things I read was John Steinbeck's journals while he was writing 'East of Eden,' which was so cool." - Paul Dano

"Be patient, my friends; time rolls rapidly away; our longing has its end. The hour will strike, who knows how soon?- when the maternal lap of everlasting Love shall be opened to us, and the full peace of God breathe around us from the palmy summits of Eden." - Friedrich Wilhelm Krummacher

"Your God still walks in Eden, between the ancient trees, Where Youth and Love go wading through pools of primroses. And this is the sign we bring you, before the darkness fall, That Spring is risen, is risen again, That Life is risen, is risen again, That Love is risen, is risen again, and Love is Lord of all." - Alfred Noyes

"I don't think there is a single sentence in this whole book [East of Eden] that does not either develop character, carry on the story or provide necessary background." - John Steinbeck

"There are no truths outside the Gates of Eden." - Bob Dylan

"And there are no truths outside the Gates of Eden." - Bob Dylan

"Temptation has been here ever since the Garden of Eden." - Jerry Falwell

"Responsibility is what awaits outside the Eden of Creativity." - Nadine Gordimer

"People always think that because of 'Dr. Quinn' that I just play nice family stuff. But the truth of the matter is that 'East of Eden' was a very successful thing for me in the past. I've played a lot of very evil people in my time." - Jane Seymour

"In East of Eden, John Steinbeck wrote that there's never been a great creative collaboration. When the Beatles first burst on the scene, I thought they were proving him wrong. Later, we learned that Lennon and McCartney had each composed their pop masterpieces separately, individually. So it goes." - Tom Robbins

"The grandmother didn't want to go to Florida. She wanted to visit some of her connections in east Tennessee and she was seizing at every chance to change Bailey's mind. Bailey was the son she liver with, her only boy." - Flannery O'Connor

"At the end of history the whole earth has become the Garden of God again. Death and decay and suffering are gone. . . . Jesus will make the world our perfect home again. We will no longer be living 'east of Eden,' always wandering and never arriving. We will come, and the father will meet us and embrace us, and we will be brought into the feast." - Timothy Keller

"Summer isles of Eden, lying in dark purple spheres of sea." - Alfred Tennyson

"After all, he put Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden naked as jaybirds!" - Bettie Page

"Trade-offs have been with us ever since the late unpleasantness in the Garden of Eden." - Thomas Sowell

"The ocean seemed like a sea of Eden. But now we are facing paradise lost." - Sylvia Earle

"One morn a Peri at the gate Of Eden stood disconsolate." - Thomas Moore

"Prohibition didn't work in the Garden of Eden. Adam ate the apple." - Vicente Fox

"In the East a man becomes divine only when he is no longer jealous, a man is thought to be enlightened only when he is no longer jealous. Jealousy is a by-product of the ego and when the ego disappears jealousy disappears. You cannot offend a buddha. Whatsoever you do you cannot offend him." - Rajneesh

"A lot of people have no idea that right now Y.A. (young adult). is the Garden of Eden of literature." - Sherman Alexie

"Little deeds of kindness, little words of love, Make our earth an Eden like the heaven above." - Julia Abigail Fletcher Carney

"Some flowers of Eden ye yet inherit, But the trail of the serpent is over them all." - Thomas Moore

"We've have to heed our Biblical obligation to be good stewards of the Earth after leaving the Garden of Eden." - Van Jones

"Some flow'rets of Eden ye still inherit, But the trail of the serpent is over them all." - Thomas Moore

"The garden of Eden was a boggy swamp just south of Croydon. You can see it over there." - Peter Cook

"There is no time in human history when you were more perfectly represented than in the Garden of Eden..." - R C Sproul

"If the husband sits on a chair in the Garden of Eden, his wife is his footstool." - I. L. Peretz

"These two emparadised in one another's arms, the happier Eden, shall enjoy their fill of bliss on bliss." - John Milton

"These two imparadised in one another's arms, the happier Eden, shall enjoy their fill of bliss on bliss." - John Milton

"We all want to leave our children the Garden of Eden and we wind up giving them hardscrabble." - Rita Mae Brown

"Secrecy is the original sin. The fig leaf in the Garden of Eden. The basic crime against love." - Timothy Leary

"Remember, the serpent is still living in the Garden of Eden. Only the heterosexual couple was expelled." - Edward Carpenter

"A soul is a troublesome possession, and when man developed it he lost the Garden of Eden." - W Somerset Maugham

"At first flash of Eden, We race down to the sea. Standing there on Freedom's shore. Waiting for the sun..." - Jim Morrison

"If the husband sits on a chair in the Garden of Eden, his wife is his footstool." - Isaac Leib Peretz

"Did perpetual happiness in the Garden of Eden maybe get so boring that eating the apple was justified?" - Chuck Palahniuk

"To beguile is to deceive or lead astray, as Lucifer beguiled Eve in the Garden of Eden." - Joseph B Wirthlin

"East of the sun and west of the moon." - Edith Pattou

"The global importance of the Middle East is that it keeps the Far East and the Near East from encroaching on each other." - Dan Quayle

"I've spent quite a bit of time in East Africa." - Greg Wise

"The frontiers are not east or west, north or south, but wherever a man fronts a fact." - Henry David Thoreau

"Eden is a conversation. It is the conversation of the human with the Divine. And it is the reverberations of that conversation that create a sense of place. It is not a thing, Eden, but a pattern of relationships, made visible in conversation. To live in Eden is to live in the midst of good relations, of just relations scrupulously attended to, imaginatively maintained through time. Altogether we call this beauty." - Barry Lopez

"The cyborg would not recognize the garden of Eden; it is not made of mud and cannot dream of returning to dust." - Donna J. Haraway

"O rest! thou soft word! autumnal flower of Eden! moonlight of the spirit! Rest of the soul, when wilt thou hold our head that it may cease beating?" - Jean Paul

"The Expulsion from Eden is an act of vindictive womanish spite; the Fall of Man, as recounted in the Bible, comes nearer to the Fall of God." - Cyril Connolly

"This royal throne of kings, this scepter'd isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-Paradise." - William Shakespeare

"Of man's first disobedience, and the fruit Of that forbidden tree, whose mortal taste Brought death into the world, and all our woe, With loss of Eden." - John Milton

"The loss of Eden is personally experienced by every one of us as we leave the wonder and magic and also the pains and terrors of childhood." - Dennis Potter

"We have not the innocence of Eden; but by God's help and Christ's example we may have the victory of Gethsemane." - Edwin Hubbel Chapin

"Eden Robinson is one of those rare artists who comes to writing with a skill and maturity that has taken the rest of us decades to achieve." - Thomas King

"We have not the innocence of Eden; but by God's help and Christ's example we may have the victory of Gethsemane." - Edwin Hubbell Chapin

"When our father Adam came into the garden of Eden, he came into it with a celestial body, and brought Eve, one of his wives, with him." - Brigham Young

"No one since the Garden of Eden - which the serpent forsook in order to run for higher office - has imputed to politicians great purity of motive." - William F Buckley Jr

"The camera has its own kind of consciousness; in the lens the Garden of Eden itself would become ever so slightly too perfect." - Arthur Miller

"As he weeps to wicked birds of prey, who pick up on his bread crumb sins, and there are no sins inside the Gates of Eden." - Bob Dylan

"Notice that the whole story of Eden is the story of the struggle over a woman's relationship to a psychoactive plant." - Terence Mckenna

"That intermediate manifestation of the divine process which we call the DNA code has spent the last 2 billion years making this planet a Garden of Eden." - Timothy Leary

"The media have, indeed, provided the Devil with perhaps the greatest opportunity accorded him since Adam and Eve were turned out of the Garden of Eden." - Malcolm Muggeridge

"So much of our attention is trained on the Middle East these days, but we cannot ignore East Asia." - Lee H Hamilton

"Sometimes it seemed that the human heart, this side of Eden, feared life more than death, light more than darkness, freedom more than surrender." - Dean Koontz

"In the Garden of Eden Eve showed more courage than Adam.. when the serpent offered the forbidden fruit. She knew that there was something better than paradise" - Cesare Borgia

"We are each called to go through life reclaiming the planet an inch at a time until the Garden of Eden grows green again." - Joan D. Chittister

"With the man in the woman, and the woman in the man. In the blood of Eden lie the woman and the man." - Peter Gabriel

"Every man has a paradise around him till he sins, and the angel of an accusing conscience drives him from his Eden." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"The Bible is the story of two gardens. Eden and Gethsemane. In the first, Adam took a fall. In the second, Jesus took a stand." - Max Lucado

"Adam, who said to our Lord in the Garden of Eden, I got more ribs - you got more broads? Never got a dinner!" - Red Buttons

"It was not the apple on the tree but the pair on the ground that caused the trouble in the garden of Eden." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"The Garden of Eden presents the same story: If you want to make yourself gods, you'll find you're akin to the animals." - Frank Moore Cross

"God will restore his planet and his children to their Garden of Eden splendor. It'll be perfect. Perfect in grandeur. Perfect in righteousness. Perfect in harmony." - Max Lucado

"IT was the time of day when Lake Eden residents decided it was too late for a breakfast cookie and too early for a lunch cookie." - Joanne Fluke

"We don't live in the Garden. We live far from Eden. Every life is full of heartaches. Every life, frankly, is unspeakably sad." - John Eldredge

"Why have we had to invent Eden, to live submerged in the nostalgia of a lost paradise, to make up utopias, propose a future for ourselves?" - Julio Cortazar

"If we descended from space aliens, that's just as viable as Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, as far as I'm concerned." - Jon Gries

"Whatever he was-that robot in the Garden of Eden, who existed without mind, without values, without labor, without love-he was not man." - John Galt

"Jesus, our elder brother, was begotten in the flesh by the same character that was in the garden of Eden, and who is our Father in Heaven." - Brigham Young

"I see the entire world as Eden, and every time you take an inch of it away, you must do so with respect." - Joni Mitchell

"The Bible is the story of two gardens: Eden and Gethsemane. In the first, Adam took a fall. In the second, Jesus took a stand. In the first, God sought Adam. In the second, Jesus sought God. In Eden, Adam hid from God. In Gethsemane, Jesus emerged from the tomb. In Eden, Satan led Adam to a tree that led to his death. From Gethsemane, Jesus went to a tree that led to our life." - Max Lucado

"In Eden who sleeps happiest? The serpent." - Derek Walcott

"What Eden have they torn you from?" - Cesare Borgia

"Wheresoever she was, there was Eden." - Mark Twain

"Man's memory shapes Its own Eden within" - Jorge Luis Borges

"Death wounds to cure: we fall; we rise; we reign! Spring from our fetters; fasten in the skies; Where blooming Eden withers in our sight: Death gives us more than was in Eden lost. This king of terrors is the prince of peace." - Edward Young

"It is a strange thing that many truly spiritual men, such as General Gordon, have actually spent some hours in speculating upon the precise location of the Garden of Eden. Most probably we are in Eden still. It is only our eyes that have changed." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"That is certainly the point: when the human species was born, on the African savanna, life was pretty good; we could live in harmony with the rest of nature, and that's what I've been calling Eden. The only technologies that humans devised for some 2 million years were fire and the hand ax. That's all. Eden didn't need anything more" - Kirkpatrick Sale

"Eden ha[s] put his country in a position where she sustained the greatest diplomatic reverse since Bismarck in similar circumstances had called Palmerston's bluff in the matter of Schleswig-Holstein...Further damage was done when Russia proved by her action in Spain, that she was not a good European as Mr. Eden had assured the world was the case." - Anthony Eden

"The West is concentration of the mind: the East is meditation of the mind. The West is thinking: the East is non-thinking. The West is mind: the East is no-mind." - Rajneesh

"The East is going to be pretty easy for me. The Great Chest of the West becomes the Great Beast of the East." - Shaquille O'Neal

"East is East, and West is San Francisco, according to Californians. Californians are a race of people; they are not merely inhabitants of a State." - O Henry

"Give me the storm and tempest of thought and action, rather than the dead calm of ignorance and faith! Banish me from Eden when you will; but first let me eat of the fruit of the tree of knowledge!" - Robert Green Ingersoll

"Stripped of the cunning artifices of the tailor, and standing forth in the garb of Eden - what a sorry set of round-shouldered, spindle-shanked, crane-necked varlets would civilized men appear!" - Herman Melville

"The first idea was not our own. Adam In Eden was the father of Descartes And eve made air the mirror of herself, Of her sons and of her daughters." - Wallace Stevens

"This royal throne of kings, this scept'red isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by Nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war." - William Shakespeare

"I don't ever want to be hugely famous because I had a little taste of it after 'East Is East' and 'Bend It.'" - Archie Panjabi

"The wind's in the east. . . . I am always conscious of an uncomfortable sensation now and then when the wind is blowing in the east." - Charles Dickens

"Istanbul ... the constant beating of the wave of the East against the rock of the West ..." - Susan Moody

"A loving heart carries with it, under every parallel of latitude, the warmth and light of the tropics. It plants its Eden in the wilderness and solitary place, and sows with flowers the gray desolation of rock and mosses." - John Greenleaf Whittier

"It is, of course, a trite observation to say that we live "in a period of transition." Many people have said this at many times. Adam may well have made the remark to Eve on leaving the Garden of Eden." - Harold Macmillan

"America is a place of many great events. Here is where Adam dwelt, where the Garden of Eden was located. America was the place of former civilizations, including Adam's, the Jaredites', and Nephites'." - Ezra Taft Benson

"A grateful loving heart carries with it, under every parallel of latitude, the warmth and light of the tropics. It plants its Eden in the wilderness and solitary place, and sows with flowers the gray desolation of rock and mosses." - John Greenleaf Whittier

"Machines are the opium of the masses. If all the machines in England were thrown into the North Sea tomorrow, we should be back in the Garden of Eden. And the weather would probably improve." - Helen Cresswell

"It is possible for science to make the world like the Garden of Eden! Amen. But it is also possible, and sometimes it seems more probable, that science will make the world a very good imitation of hell." - Maude Royden

"Eve tasted the apple in the Garden of Eden in order to slake that intense thirst for knowledge that the simple pleasure of picking flowers and talking to Adam could not satisfy." - Elizabeth Cady Stanton

"The flame from the angel's sword in the garden of Eden has been catalyzed into the atom bomb; God's thunderbolt became blunted, so man's thunderbolt has become the steel star of destruction." - Sean O'Casey

"So on he fares, and to the border comes, Of Eden, where delicious Paradise, Now nearer, crowns with her enclosure green, As with a rural mound, the champain head Of a steep wilderness." - John Milton

"I don't need your organization, I've moved your mountains and I've marked you cards, but Eden is burning. You better get ready for elimination or else your hearts must have the courage of the changing of the guard." - Bob Dylan

"If we were capable of thinking of everything, we would still be living in Eden, rent-free with all-you-can-eat buffets and infinitely better daytime TV programming." - Dean Koontz

"One does not imagine the presence of a dog in the Garden of Eden, for had there been, no doubt he would have given adequate protection to his mistress and saved her descendants from all subsequent trouble." - Kate Sanborn

"It's the sense of walking back into the Garden of Eden or something like that. Where suddenly everything is perfect and you see how you're connected to everything in the world." - Larkin Grimm

"Until the eighteenth century, people believed that biblical paradise, the Garden of Eden, was a real place. It appeared on maps-located, ironically, at the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, in what is now modern-day Iraq." - Eric Weiner

"Those of us who have received Jesus Christ as our Saviour and our Lover and our King already have the Garden of Eden and Paradise restored in our hearts!" - David Berg

"Take the understanding of the East and the knowledge of the West-and then seek." - G. I. Gurdjieff

"Before I became the 'Great Test of the West," I was the 'Beast of the East.'" - Shaquille O'Neal

"...the Climate Research Unit of the University of East Anglia apparently cherry-picked Russian climate data." - Andrey Illarionov

"The deserts of the Middle East are in need of water, not bombers." - Golda Meir

"There is sort of a small town mentality on the east coast of Canada." - Martha Macisaac

"I am neither of the East nor of the West, no boundaries exist within my breast." - Rumi

"In the Middle East, the conflict today is a matter of generations and not of cultures." - Shimon Peres

"The really good music, whether of the East or of the West, cannot be analyzed." - Albert Einstein

"But I have to say this in defense of humankind: In no matter what era in history, including the Garden of Eden, everybody just got here. And, except for the Garden of Eden, there were already all these games going on that could make you act crazy, even if you weren't crazy to begin with. Some of the crazymaking games going on today are love and hate, liberalism and conservatism, automobiles and credit cards, golf, and girls' basketball." - Kurt Vonnegut

"The essence of Christianity is told us in the Garden of Eden history. The fruit that was forbidden was on the tree of knowledge. The subtext is, 'All the suffering you have is because you wanted to find out what was going on. You could be in the Garden of Eden if you had just kept your fucking mouth shut and hadn't asked any questions." - Frank Zappa

"The golden age is not in the past, but in the future; not in the origin of human experience, but in its consummate flower; not opening in Eden, but out from Gethsemane." - Edwin Hubbel Chapin

"I believe ingratitude is the original sin. I believe if Adam and Eve had been grateful for the garden of Eden they had, they would not have been so focused on the one tree they didn't have." - Max Lucado

"God does not lie in our collective past, God lies in our collective future; the Garden of Eden is tomorrow, not yetsterday; the Golden Age lies down the road, not up it." - Ken Wilber

"We all long for Eden, and we are constantly glimpsing it: our whole nature at its best and least corrupted, its gentlest and most human, is still soaked with the sense of exile." - J R R Tolkien

"A loving heart encloses within itself an unfading and eternal Eden. Hope is like a bad clock, forever striking the hour of happiness, whether it has come or not." - Jean Paul

"The golden age is not in the past, but in the future; not in the origin of human experience, but in its consummate flower; not opening in Eden, but out from Gethsemane." - Edwin Hubbell Chapin

"Adam hid in the Garden of Eden. Moses tried to substitute his brother. Jonah jumped a boat and was swallowed by a whale...Man likes to run from God. It's a tradition." - Mitch Albom

"Women may be whole oceans deeper than we are, but they are also a whole paradise better. She may have got us out of Eden, but as a compensation she makes the earth very pleasant." - Pearl Mary Teresa Craigie

"Adam was not alone in the Garden of Eden, however, and does not deserve all the credit; much is due to Eve, the first woman, and Satan, the first consultant." - Mark Twain

"But evil has been around since the Garden of Eden, and God's plan for victory was designed before the world began. The Bible tells us to fear no evil." - David Jeremiah

"Do Re Mi California is a garden of Eden, a paradise to live in or see, But believe it or not, you won't find it so hot If you ain't got the do re mi" - Woody Guthrie

"Being in the nude isn't a disgrace unless you're being promiscuous about it. After all, when God created Adam and Eve, they were stark naked. And in the Garden of Eden, God was probably naked as a jaybird too!" - Bettie Page

"Is there an intelligent man or woman now in the world who believes in the Garden of Eden story? If you find any man who believes it, strike his forehead and you will hear an echo. Something is for rent." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"If you look at the Bible and you look at Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, we all know who sinned first. Ladies, do you have to eat everything?" - Daniel Tosh

"God has always kept on earth a government of his own... In Eden the government was direct, individual and personal. God spoke directly to man and gave specific commands to be obeyed." - David Lipscomb

"The world was all before them, where to choose Their place of rest, and Providence their guide: They hand in hand, with wandering steps and slow, Through Eden took their solitary way." - John Milton

"What is Africa to me: Copper sun or scarlet sea, Jungle star or jungle track, Strong bronzed men, or regal black Women from whose loins I sprang When the birds of Eden sang?" - Countee Cullen

"God is a God who has not given up on His people. If He wanted to give up, He would have given up back in the Garden of Eden." - Kirk Cameron

"We must cultivate our own garden. When man was put in the garden of Eden he was put there so that he should work, which proves that man was not born to rest." - Voltaire

"In popular Egyptian and regional culture, women are seen as weak, easy victims to temptation in the same way Eve couldn't resist that shiny apple in the Garden of Eden." - Richard Engel

"At the time I was taught to read, it was an Eden-like time of my life. My mother adored me. Everyone adored me. So I associate reading with enormous pleasure." - Jamaica Kincaid

"I've learned a lot about women. I think I've learned exactly how the fall of man occured in the Garden of Eden. Adam and Eve were in the Garden of Eden, and Adam said one day, Wow, Eve, here we are, at one with nature, at one with God, we'll never age, we'll never die, and all our dreams come true the instant that we have them. And Eve said, Yeah... it's just not enough is it?" - Bill Hicks

"It is against the will of God that the East should be Christianized." - Herman Melville

"University politics make me long for the simplicity of the Middle East." - Henry A Kissinger

"No deal means a greater chance of more war in the Middle East..." - Barack Obama

"Dont test me, Second guess me, Protest me, You will DISAPEAR! (East Jesus of Nowhere)" - Billie Joe Armstrong

"The Americans view the democratization of the Middle East as the route to peace." - Gilles Kepel

"But yonder comes the power King of Day, Rejoicing in the East." - James Thomson



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