A Passage to India
Important Quotations Explained
every remark [Aziz] found a meaning, but not always the true meaning,
and his life though vivid was largely a dream.
did not even want to [correct Aziz]; he had dulled his craving for
verbal truth and cared chiefly for truth of mood. As for Miss Quested,
she accepted everything Aziz said as true verbally. In her ignorance,
she regarded him as “India,” and never surmised that his outlook
was limited and his method inaccurate, and that no one is India.
Moore] felt increasingly (vision or nightmare?) that, though people
are important, the relations between them are not, and that in particular
too much fuss has been made over marriage.
emotions never seem in proportion to their objects, Aziz.”
“Is emotion a sack of potatoes, so much the pound, to be measured out? Am I a machine?”
there worlds beyond which they could never touch, or did all that
is possible enter their consciousness? They could not tell. . .
. Perhaps life is a mystery, not a muddle. . . . Perhaps the hundred
Indias which fuss and squabble so tiresomely are one, and the universe
they mirror is one. They had not the apparatus for judging.
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