quote

John Steinbeck > Quotes > Quotable Quote

John Steinbeck

“We have only one story. All novels, all poetry, are built on the neverending contest in ourselves of good and evil. And it occurs to me that 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
tags: east-of-eden
Read more quotes from John Steinbeck


Share this quote:

Friends Who Liked This Quote


To see what your friends thought of this quote, please sign up!

263 likes
All Members Who Liked This Quote

« previous 1 3

All Quotes | My Quotes | Add A Quote

Play The 'Guess That Quote' Game

This Quote Is From

East of Eden East of Eden by John Steinbeck
240,499 ratings, average rating, 10,568 reviews
Open Preview


Browse By Tag

More...