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A Passage to India

A Passage to India

by E.M. Forster

A Passage to India Quotes

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Power Quotes

The roads, named after victorious generals and intersecting at right angles, were symbolic of the net Great Britain had thrown over India. He felt caught in their meshes. (1.2.46)

Justice and Judgment Quotes

"[…] We're out here to do justice and keep the peace. Them's my sentiments. India isn't a drawing-room." "Your sentiments are those of a god," [Mrs. Moore] said quietly, but it was his manner...

Race Quotes

"They all become exactly the same, not worse, not better. I give any Englishman two years, be he Turton or Burton. It is only the difference of a letter. And I give any Englishwoman six months." (1...

Gender Quotes

[The women] disliked [Fielding]. He took no notice of them, and this, which would have passed without comment in feminist England, did him harm in a community where the male is expected to be livel...

Friendship Quotes

"You understand me, you know what others feel. Oh, if others resembled you!" Rather surprised, she replied: "I don't think I understand people very well. I only know whether I like or dislike them....

Religion Quotes

A mosque by winning his approval let loose his imagination […] Here was Islam, his own country, more than a Faith, more than a battle-cry, much, much more … Islam, an attitude towards l...

Life, Consciousness, Existence Quotes

Life never gives us what we want at the moment that we consider appropriate. Adventures do occur, but not punctually. (1.3.9)

Contrasting Regions Quotes

But the force that lies behind colour and movement would escape [Adela] even more effectually than it did now. She would see India always as a frieze, never as a spirit, and she assumed that it was...

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