I'm from Poland and I've read a polish version of 'East of Eden'. I really like one quote and now I need it in English but I can't find it anyhow! It was something like: we all take a handful of guilty, like it's something precious. Maybe that's what we want - but I can't translate it from polish to sound right. I know it can be hard to find this qoute, because I don't know what exactly the translator changed - maybe Steinbeck wrote it in other words. But if you read 'East of Eden' and you know this qoute I'd be really really greatful for posting it in original.