Caleb “Cal” Trask Quotes in East of Eden
“Dear Lord...let me be like Aron. Don’t make me mean. I don’t want to be…I don’t want to be mean. I don’t want to be lonely.”
Where Aron was received, Cal was rebuffed for doing or saying exactly the same thing.
“Of course you may have that in you. Everybody has. But you’ve got the other too.”
“I send boys out…I sign my name and they go out. And some will die and some will lie helpless without arms and legs. Not one will come back untorn. Son, do you think I could take a profit on that?...I don’t want the money, Cal. And the lettuce—I don’t think I did that for a profit.”
“He’s crammed full to the top with every good thing and every bad thing.”